09/07/19 - posted by Paul Judge

Reprising a thread started by Angus Macfarlane 13 years ago, ‘Our Wild Kingdom’, here are accounts of ‘big cat’ sightings in our urban midst. Over the last 4 years there have a number instances of mountain lions / cougars / pumas (Felis concolor) roaming parklands & open spaces and even lurking asphalt thoroughfares here in town.

Whether you’re an urban dweller, reside in the suburbs, or by agricultural lands, parks, and open spaces in the Bay Area here is useful information regarding the behavior and range of mountain lions.

“Living with Lions: ACR's mountain lion research and education project”

“Two mountain lion sightings reported in Golden Gate Park, Lake Merced in recent weeks”
San Francisco Chronicle, By Anna Bauman, September 6, 2019

“Mountain lion shot with tranquilizer gun in SF’s Diamond Heights”
SFGATE, By Steve Rubenstein, Kurtis Alexander and Peter Fimrite, Friday, November 10, 2017

“A Mountain Lion Is Spotted in San Francisco”
JOHN METCALFE, July 9, 2015

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