East County News Service
Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News
June 6, 2016 Lakeside) – A Lakeside resident has posted signs in her Eucalyptus Hills neighborhood warning that a mountain lion killed one of her pug dogs last Wednesday.
Danielle Von Horn told 10 News that when she went outside to look for her dog, Chloe, she saw a mountain lion standing in the corral. Chloe was dead with her hindquarters partially chewed. She indicated the lion “had to have jumped two fences” to get into her yard.
Janie Leiker posted on Brush Fire Party Line’s site on Facebook at the attack occurred at her ranch at the corner of Toyo Hills Drive and Crazy Horse. “My granddaughter was within a few feet. So she knows what she saw,”she stated, adding that she was certain the animal was a mountain lion.
The sighting has been reporting to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
One alternative for owners of small dogs or cats in areas with mountain lions or coyotes (which can also jump fences) is to build an enclosed patio-type exercise area with roof and wire mesh to keep predators out. Alternatively, keep small pets indoors particularly during dawn, dusk or after dark, when coyotes and mountain lions are most active