March 7th, 2019 we got a report that a mountain lion was spotted on a residential property in Saratoga, CA. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) personnel headed out to investigate and found a young female mountain lion hiding underneath a pine tree in the front yard of a private residence. With the help of CDFW and our team we were able to tranquilize, perform a physical, tag, and relocate this healthy young mountain lion to a safer location.
With large home ranges and limited quality habitat it is not uncommon for mountain lions in this area to be seen along the wildland-urban interface close to residences and it can often end badly for the mountain lion. Luckily for 108F, and with the professionalism and quick thinking Fish and Wildlife employees, she is able to continue to live her life in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Look forward to hearing more about 108F in the future!