electrical bike Video reveals mountain lion watching youngster play on bike in Bay Space
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A mountain lion was seen sitting and watching a baby play on a motorbike on a quiet Pacifica avenue this weekend, stories SFist.
The video was captured and uploaded by resident Timothy Kerrisk with the remark “Mountain Lion in Pacifica watching youngsters trip bikes in entrance of my home.”
The footage reveals the big cat watching from behind Kerrisk’s white picket gate, earlier than leaping over a fence within the path of the kid.
The kid might be seen eyeing the cat earlier than using safely away.
There isn’t any proof that the cat was preying on the kid, however the proximity to the typically harmful species is somewhat unnerving.
Earlier this summer time a mountain lion alarmed San Franciscans, prowling the streets at evening all the best way from Russian Hill to the Salesforce Tower, earlier than being eventually caught by the town’s Animal Care and Management.
The wild cat captivated the eye of San Franciscans, earlier than being launched again into the wild on the Peninsula, solely to be later discovered useless close to Freeway 1 in Pacifica.
Mountain lions, also called cougars or pumas, are native to California. California Fish and Wildlife estimate that 4 to 6 thousand mountain lions reside within the state, although there have been solely 16 verified mountain lion assaults on folks in California since 1890, six of them deadly.
Zara McDonald, a biologist with the Bay Space Puma Challenge, advised SFGATE that mountain lions are solitary, shy animals that keep away from folks.
“They’re very genetically programmed to keep away from people,” she mentioned.
Andrew Chamings is an editor at SFGATE. Electronic mail: Andrew.Chamings@sfgate.com | Twitter: @AndrewChamings