California: Crestline man shoots mountain lion

Crestline, California

From the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of January 4, 2008

Crestline man shoots mountain lion

A man shot a mountain lion Thursday evening after the animal attacked his dogs.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies said the resident at the corner of Playground Road and Summit Drive fired at the lion about 10 p.m., causing the lion to flee from the man’s fenced back yard.

Sheriff’s deputies searched the area but could not find the mountain lion.

They notified officials with the Department of Fish and Game about the incident.

Sheriff’s officials advised residents to use caution when outside and notify authorities when a mountain lion is spotted in the area.

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