Sometimes I am amazed at how easily mountain lions make it into the news! Here’s a story in the San Jose Merc about a lion caught on camera at UC’s Blue Oak Reserve in the Hamilton range…
The lion photographed weighs more than 100 pounds. Wilmers said it is a male from 4- to 10-years-old, and it looks healthy. That it wandered into photo range on the outskirts of America’s 10th largest city was bound to happen sooner or later, he said.
“It’s not a surprise to me. There is a lot of great open space there,” Wilmers said. “If anything, it is a testament to the fact that people have been able to protect large open spaces that animals like mountain lions need to be healthy.”
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