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More mountain lion sightings reported

Saying that mountain lion sightings are not unusual for the area, wildlife biologist Shelly Blair said they are nothing to panic about. Blair, who works for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, said two sightings of mountain lions have been reported to her office, not including the one reported last week on Darlington Avenue. […]

Two mountain lion sightings reported in SLT

El Dorado County Animal Services received two reports of mountain lion sightings in South Lake Tahoe the week of April 15. Both sightings were in a meadow in the area of Black Bart Avenue and Al Tahoe Boulevard, a press release stated. The first was reported around 2 p.m. on April 16, when a mountain […]

The rural life: Lions among us

In the spring of 2012, our Saanan goat and his two equine pasture mates told me an interesting story about a mountain lion. I was returning from my morning walk when I found Buddy and the two horses clumped in a corner of their pasture, standing at attention with ears up, riveted toward the neighbor’s […]

Protecting against mountain lion attacks

There have been multiple reports to the Placerville Police Department in recent weeks of mountain lion sightings, especially around the Smith Flat area, so it is time to brush up on what you should do if you see a mountain lion or suspect one is preying upon livestock or pets. Mountain lions are fairly common […]

Mountain lion sighted on Cedar Ravine

Friday morning, a young mountain lion was spotted by residents living on Gemstone Road, which is off of Cedar Ravine near Quarry Road. 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 […]

Feeding deer brings mountain lions

EDITOR: I live just east of Placerville. A few months ago a mountain lion was seen in my yard. My neighbor is feeding the deer, which is attracting mountain lions. I reported it to Fish and Game. The ranger came out and talked to the neighbor, telling her it was illegal to feed the wild […]

March 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 19 Replies

My turn: Bears and mountain lions: Its their home, too

Special to the Democrat Whether you live in a city or a rural part of California, wild animals are your neighbors. Most of the time they keep their distance and coexist with humans peacefully. But as the human population increases and gradually encroaches onto the natural habitat of black bears and mountain lions, there is […]

Lion danger is very real

Placerville EDITOR: To anyone who read the letter to the editor from Darrin McNeice in Camino, thereÕs far more to the mountain lion dangers here in California than McNeice claims. He, like most California residents, has been fed a line of malarkey by both the state Department of Fish and Game and the media through […]

DonÕt like lions? Move to a city

Camino EDITOR: Regarding cougar sightings: Yes, we live in an area where there is wildlife. More than half of California is prime mountain lion habitat. They like it here for many of the same reasons we do. Be respectful and cautious while you are out of your home. Keep an eye on children and pets. […]

Cougar sighting in Placerville causes concern

Democrat staff writer Placerville resident Debra McIntire has long been aware of the presence of mountain lions in El Dorado County, but did not expect one to show up in her back yard. McIntire, 47, spotted the cougar early one recent evening, walking down a dirt driveway adjacent to McIntireÕs property, approximately 20 yards from […]

Feeding the bears, or deer, may do more harm than good

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wants to remind the public to never feed wildlife, even animals that may be displaced due to wildfires. Last month the King Fire burned nearly 100,000 acres in the El Dorado National Forest, destroying wildlife habitat and forcing animals to flee to safety. However, most wildlife species […]

My turn: DFW Director Bonham needs to go

Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Chuck Bonham is a nice guy, based on his friendly, outgoing demeanor.  But we don’t need a “nice guy” in charge of California fish and wildlife, we need a leader who has knowledge of fish and wildlife needs and how to manage them. Chuck Bonham is […]

Lake Tahoe ski resorts hoping for encore

PROJECTED OPENINGS Alpine Meadows: Dec. 10 Website: skialpine.com Boreal Mountain Resort: Season began Nov. 4 Website: borealski.com Diamond Peak: Dec. 15 Website: diamondpeak.com Donner Ski Ranch: TBA Website: donnerskiranch.com Heavenly: Nov. 18 Website: skiheavenly.com Homewood: TBA Website: skihomewood.com Kirkwood: Dec. 5 Web site: kirkwood.com Mt. Rose: Nov. 23 Website: skirose.com Northstar-at-Tahoe: Nov. 18 Website: skinorthstar.com Sierra-at-Tahoe: TBA Website: sierraattahoe.com Soda Springs: TBA Website: skisodasprings.com Squaw Valley: Nov. […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 1 Reply

As bears prepare for winter, be alert

This year’s odd weather may be playing a part in the increase in bear sightings in El Dorado County. California Fish and Game wildlife specialist Shelly Blair has already received about 80 calls of bear sightings this summer, a significant increase from usual, and said other foothill wildlife specialists in neighboring areas have noted the […]

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