Santa Barbara
72° F
Clear
Clear
Santa Maria
71° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
San Luis Obispo
63° F
Clear
Clear
Ventura
75° F
Clear
Clear

Mountain lion sighting near Dos Pueblos High School

By Beth Farnsworth, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, beth.farnsworth@keyt.com
Published On: May 02 2013 05:39:47 PM CDT
Updated On: May 02 2013 06:41:58 PM CDT
Mountain Lion

File Photo Credit: Jamie Dutcher

GOLETA, Calif. -

Wildlife experts in Santa Barbara County confirm a second mountain lion sighting in as many days in Goleta.

The cougar was spotted about 2:30 Thursday afternoon crossing Del Norte near Glenn Annie, not far from Dos Pueblos High School.

A staffer with the Animal Rescue Team in Santa Ynez confirms numerous calls came in to the center's hotline Thursday afternoon.

Wildlife experts believe it's the same mountain lion spotted Wednesday night near the same area and expect to see more lions and bear sightings because of the dry conditions.

Ranchers and large property owners in rural areas are urged to keep their water guzzlers full, to help dissuade lions and bears from venturing into populated areas.

If you do come across either type of animal, make yourself appear as large as possible, for example, lift your jacket up over your shoulders.

Experts say there have only been 19 confirmed deaths from mountain lions since 1890, nationwide.

Officials with the Santa Barbara Unified School District were also notified.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus