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September 18, 2016 (Palomar Mountain) — Jim Hamerly and Peggy McCauley Hamerly had some unexpected visitors at the home on Palomar Mountain.  They were eating breakfast at 7 a.m. when “these two young mountain lions sauntered by our home and stopped and just looked at us,” Jim posted on Facebook.

He says the mountain lions, also known as cougars or pumas, continued gazing for at least a minute.  Their presence, he notes, “explains why we haven't seen any deer in the area this weekend.”

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