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Mountain lion reportedly spotted in Ruby Hill homeowner's lawn

Original post made on Mar 16, 2010

A Ruby Hill resident reportedly spotted a mountain lion this morning. Police responded to the home on Paladin Way around 7:30 a.m. Monday but were unable to locate the animal after searching the area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 15, 2010, 5:36 PM

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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:32 am

I couldn't find the posting on the city website on what to do if I spot a mountain lion, and I'm SO scared without the direction.

I guess I'll just shoot the thing.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 16, 2010 at 1:12 am

I didn't know we had a "season of mountain lion sightings". I always thought they were around all year...

I once ask a Dept. of Fish & Game Warden what was required before one could shoot a mountain lion in self defense. He said the way the mountain lion initiative was written, one best have claw marks on their body...

I ask if he had heard of the 3S rule. He smiled and walked away...


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Posted by Lee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 8:33 am

Every spring and summer one reads about mountain lion sightings. They live here too. People's safety is the top concern for police and Dept. of Fish and Game; but there has to be a compromise point in dealing with these creatures. Let's try to not automatically shoot them if they come close to our homes. Let's try to tranquilize and relocate if possible.

It would help if people would not leave dog and cat food outside. And keep your pets inside at night!!


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Posted by Wondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 8:57 am

Hmmm...are we sure it's not a cougar? Sighted in Ruby Hill, after all.


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Posted by Wayne
a resident of Dublin
on Mar 16, 2010 at 9:06 am

Wondering - Same animal

Likely it is a pregnant female looking for a place to quietly give birth this time of year.

Just leave it alone, it is more scared of your gun than you are scared of it.


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Posted by Opps
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

Wayne,

The creature Wondering referred to is more likely to be dressed in animal print pumps than maternity clothes. And she isn't afraid of your "gun" one bit.


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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

I was being sarcastic - in a sense. I rather have a dead mountain lion then a dead person, but I'm not advocating going out and looking for it in ruby.

I do like the 3s and Cougar posts ... hilarious!


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Posted by Emily West
Features Editor
on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:22 am

Emily West is a registered user.

Here's a link to a brochure on mountain lion safety from the city/CA department of fish and game: Web Link


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Posted by sandy n.
a resident of another community
on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

Wayne - Wondering's comment went right over your head...


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

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Open carry your tranq!


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Posted by Wayne
a resident of Dublin
on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

Yep :P


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Posted by Who me?
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm

"A Ruby Hill resident reportedly spotted a mountain lion this morning. Police responded to the home on Paladin Way around 7:30 a.m. Monday but were unable to locate the animal after searching the area."

Grab a helicopter and some of your patriot radical friends, hunt the lion down, kill it from the air and eat it. Perhaps this will satisfy your thirst for blood and help you with your anger issues?




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Posted by Brian
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I hope Mountain Lions don't like rich food.

I have seen a large Bobcat in Ruby.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm

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Hunt the turkeys the mountain lion eats for food. Bearded turkey season is almost open!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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(Pst, I think hunting within city limits is illegal. I guess that means one can't ask permission to hunt on Oak Grove.)


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm

A little too much bile on this topic. Jeez.

Big cats can be dangerous - but you are more likely to lose a kid to fast cars on the street than to a big cat. Much, much more likely... You are actually a rare person if you ever see a big cat outside of a zoo (they are always there, we just don't see them).

Loved the "Ruby Hills Cougar" comment. You see those Cougars all the time.



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Posted by jimf01
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I blame the Obamacrats and their social agenda. Dick Cheney would have jsut shot the mountain lion in teh face.


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Posted by Cheney?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm

How did this get to be a political issue?
Do you really think Cheney could hit anything, on purpose?

Thanks, Emily, for posting the link- something that actually makes some sense!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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jimf01,

Cheney would definitely hit something in the face, not sure it would be the mountain lion though.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 17, 2010 at 1:14 am

"hunt the lion down, kill it from the air and eat it". I did that once and didn't like the taste. It tastes a lot like Spotted Owl...:)

Now, if you have a bearded turkey problem, I might be able to help you out. Just give me a couple days to get the helicopter back together...:)


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Posted by Tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Mar 17, 2010 at 3:16 am

I have seen both Bobcat and Mountain Lion at Sycamore Grive Park in Livermore. The Bobcats were in the trees and The Lion was running the other way. Just Keep a cool head and don't agrevate and they will go their merry way. I usually don't tell anyone about the sightings unless there is a real danger of someone getting hurt. These animals would rather go the other direction than eat you. It would put to much fat in their diet.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 17, 2010 at 8:23 am

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That's all we need, diabetic mountain lions. We'll have to provide health care to them.


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Posted by Kafka-esque
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 17, 2010 at 11:01 am

Hey "Wondering" you should head down to Hap's or Barone's this afternoon. Should be a few dozen cougars & even a Puma or two downtown tonight.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 17, 2010 at 11:06 am

What a bunch of limp wristed pantie waists some of you are being. So there was a mountain lion. It is a beautiful creature (unlike most of you)

Only a coward would shoot a mountain lion for no reason at all.


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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Mar 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

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At one point the city had a mountain lion hot line and I still have it on my cell:

925-931-5100

No idea if it still works or not.


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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm


AVHS Dad...

925.931.5100 is the Pleasanton Police non-emergency number. Not sure that would be a big help for you....

unk..


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm

maybe the mountain lion can be relocated by animal control...no need to kill it...just sayin'...


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Posted by letsgo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm

It seems odd to me that every mountain lion sighting in the Pleasanton area end with the same sentence "but were unable to locate the animal after searching the area."

I would say that I am not questioning what people saw, but I guess that would be ridiculous because I am questioning what they saw. With literally a dozen or more reports yet no one can ever verify the reports I feel like we are getting into Bigfoot land.

Are we sure it not just the neighbors cat>


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm

last i heard is that it was a spring robin...rested for a few seconds and flew off...


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2010 at 11:32 pm

WOW...why all the hate for Ruby Hill? New to town and was considering RH...


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Posted by andrea
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 29, 2013 at 9:08 am

I am SO Happy to have logged into this article! I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. "Cougars in Heels, Rich Food, Cougar sightings at Baroni's." Seriously, though........ we keep building on their natural habitat. Where to you expect them to go? As an equestrian that rides thru the Ridge, evening, early a.m., etc., never a sighting. Chances are if a mountain lion comes to a residential area, or Baroni's, "make yourself look big, never run, don't make eye contact and NEVER buy them a drink!


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Posted by kbenson
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm

We have (and continue to) encroach on the animals land. No where for the Mountain lion, deer and other animals to go, but into "our" back yards. Don't worry, the police + vehicles,will eliminate more of them and soon they will simply "go away"


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Posted by John
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Oct 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

30.06 from my Browning and its over. Kill them


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