UPDATE - March 9, 2014
The Fontana Police Department reported sighting the MOUNTAIN LION, early Saturday evening, March 8th, in the neighborhood of Edmonton north of Calgary in the city of Fontana. The area is in the west side of Hunter's Ridge. Residents are continuing to be warned to avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active
dawn, dusk, and at night.
The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department would like to alert area
residents of a recent vicious mountain lion attack in a residential area of
north Fontana. The incident occurred
approximately one-quarter of a mile from the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Residents are being warned to avoid hiking or jogging when mountain
lions are most active- dawn, dusk, and at night.
March 5, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers from the Fontana Police
Department responded to the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive for a report of a
mountain lion attack against a 100 pound German Shepherd in a backyard located
in the northern part of a Hunter’s Ridge neighborhood. The owner heard the dog
in distress and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his
deceased pet displaying a very aggressive behavior toward the resident. When officers arrived they found the mountain
lion in the front yard. Officers shot at the mountain lion and scared it into
the canyon. The mountain lion kept returning and coming towards the officers in
front of the residence a total of four times before disappearing into the
canyon. There is no evidence that the
lion was ever struck by any rounds.
Rancho Cucamonga Police Department has deemed the mountain lion an imminent
threat to public safety.
lions are nocturnal animals. Residents
are encouraged to remain vigilant, keep pets inside and call 9-1-1 if you spot
the mountain lion in your neighborhood.
Phone No. (909)