Mountain Lion Kills Dog in La Crescenta; More Sightings Reported

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La Crescenta residents are on edge after a mountain lion reportedly killed a dog in a home’s backyard, prompting wildlife officials to host a public meeting this week on how to avoid the large cats.

File photo of a mountain lion in California. (Credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

A series of mountain lion sightings have been reported since Kim and Paul Mattersteig’s 14-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Bridgett, was killed in the early morning hours of Nov. 23.

After the Mattersteigs discovered that Bridgett had been killed, officials confirmed that the attacking animal was a mountain lion, based on paw prints left behind.

Six days later, a mountain lion returned to the same backyard about 8:30 p.m., the Glendale News-Press reported.

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