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Mountain Lion Reported in Montclair District

A caller reported seeing a mountain lion this morning in Oakland's Montclair District, according to police.

Mountain lion. Photo: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Mountain lion. Photo: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
By Dixie Jordan

Oakland police have received an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion spotted about 11 a.m. today, Thursday, in or near the 5900 block of Merriewood Drive in Oakland's Montclair district, according to a community announcement from Oakland Police Department Lt. Christopher Bolton.

"The caller stated that the animal ran away shortly after being spotted," the announcement says.

"At this time, no threat to public safety is perceived."

The OPD recommends the following websites for more information on ountain lions and mountain lion sightings:
For a recent Patch report on a current study of mountain lions in the East Bay, see "Daring Plan to Catch & Tag East Bay Mountain Lions."

If you've spotted a mountain lion, you can add the location to Patch's mountain lion map.

Published Dec. 5, 2013, 1:25 p.m.; updated Dec. 6, 12:31 a.m.

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