Mountain Lion

Mountain lion spotted Downtown

An early morning mountain lion sighting isn’t something you’d expect in the heart of Downtown Auburn, but it’s exactly what a handful of witness say they saw Mond ...

Reader Input: Nothing eats a mountain lion

What animal lovers don’t realize is that lions are at the top of the food chain (“Changes to California mountain-lion policy aim to reduce kills,” Journal, Sept. ...

Changes to California mountain-lion policy aim to reduce kills

Relocation and hazing are being used increasingly by state Department of Fish and Wildlife staff in the field when dealing with mountain lion encounters with humans. New guideline ...

Sierra Club to host wildlife safety talk

The Placer County Library in Auburn and the Sierra Club, a nationwide environmental organization, will host a free program on wildlife safety tonight at 7 p.m. Spearheaded by the ...

Reader Input: Spay pets, respect wild carnivores

Being a life-long animal lover and environmentalist, I felt a need to respond to two “letters to the editor” published on Friday, March 8 in the Auburn Journal. First ...

Mountain lion that stalked Colfax hiker was healthy, had food in belly

A postmortem examination of a female mountain lion killed after stalking a hiker on the Stevens Trail near Colfax indicates the animal was healthy, not hunting for food for cubs an ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Results in from mountain lion necropsy; Placer County Board of Supes meeting; local Destination Imagination finalists and Auburn City Council

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

Reader Input: Scaredy cats, stay home

I hate to write this, because it seems every time I read the comment section, I read something about that stupid lion (“Warning issued after mountain lion stalks hiker near C ...

Close encounter reminds us of dangers on trail

The trails that surround Auburn are beautiful, but can be dangerous. Nature gave one hiker a scary reminder of that recently when a mountain lion was reported stalking a man on a ...

Reader Input: Lion’s smarts questioned

At first I was upset that one more mountain lion got the death sentence for the crime of observing a hiker in his territory (“Mountain lion stalks Stevens Trail hiker,” ...