October 17, 2011
The pre-dawn streets of Monterey were a feeding ground for more than maurading raccoons and foraging deer early Monday morning. A hungry mountain lion decided to have dinner in the city.
A Resident in the Cramden Drive area due east of SFB Morse Botanical Reserve reported hearing noises in her yard at approximately 4am. Four hours later officers arrived on scene to find a small deer carcass with bite marks on the back of its neck, the calling card of a mountain lion attack.
Here is a map of the area where the deer was found. SFBMBR looks like a mountain lion on-ramp.
This incident is the latest in a string of Mountain Lion sign and sightings the Weekly has been covering over the last several weeks. Though this is the first actual act of hunting seen, the presence of the lions hasn't gone unnoticed.