The mountain lion penetrates in San Francisco, seen near the tower Salesforce


A young mountain lion spent Tuesday morning walking in the city centre of San Francisco and did not look too happy. The puma has been spotted on Russian Hill shortly after midnight and a few hours later, was seen near the Embarcadero and Broadway on the front of the north sea, then again near the tower to Salesforce in the south of the market, according to the biologist, Zara McDonald from the Bay Area Puma Project.

McDonald has studied the images that had been provided on a publication Twitter, a television station and a photographer and they all showed a pet frightened, which had perhaps left his mother in the north of the county of San Mateo a little too early.

“He had the air for about 15 months,” said McDonald. “In good health and young, and trying to get out of the city. Obviously confused. ”

The first images have been provided by the displays of Twitter Fernando Robles who wrote that he ” had lost visual contact near the intersection of Greenwich and Jones “. His video, taken from his car, showed the animal waiting patiently for that Robles stops before walking in the street.

McDonald said that the animal was probably coming from a litter that his group of animal protection based in Sausalito, had followed in the region of Sweeney Ridge between San Bruno and Pacifica. The young cougar was left all alone, in pursuit of a deer, or had perhaps been sent by his mother a little too early. It may be that it is directed to the north up to San Francisco rather than encroaching on the established turf of other lions of the mountains more to the south of the peninsula.

“He does not want to be in San Francisco, that’s for sure,” said McDonald. “I shoot for the animal to leave this damn city. ”

The animal lives probably of rats and mice, but has warned McDonald’s, “he may be hungry and take a pet”.

McDonald said that the mountain lions made service to humans by keeping the ecosystem healthy, a feeling that is unlikely to comfort the owners of dogs and cats.

The tower Salesforce is not a place where a mountain lion wants to be, said McDonald.


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