Friday morning, a young mountain lion was spotted by residents living on Gemstone Road, which is off of Cedar Ravine near Quarry Road.
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Tom Weeks said he was sitting outside his home around 9 a.m. drinking coffee with his wife. At the time she was reading the newspaper about all the recent sightings of mountain lions and bears. His wife got up to go inside and it was then that Weeks said he saw a young mountain lion about 120 feet away chasing a squirrel. He called to his wife but at first she didn’t believe him.
Weeks said he couldn’t find his camera so he grabbed his iPhone and took a snapshot with the animal looking right at him. Wanting to get a better shot, he walked towards it but the lion ran off into the neighboring woods.
He said the lion looked to be about 60 to 70 pounds.
“This is the first time I’ve seen a lion,” he said. I seen just about every other kind of critter up here — bears, foxes — but never a mountain lion until this morning.”
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