FYI: The Scotts Valley Police Department has just issued an alert that a Mountain Lion was sighted near the parallel bars along the Linear Park Trail that surrounds the Skypark neighborhood at approximately 12:45p - 1:00pm today and was seen yesterday as well but not reported to police. Residents and visitors of the Skypark area, please use caution while walking pets or small children along the Linear Park trail. Contact SVPD if you happen to see it.
And if you somehow actually encounter a mountain lion, do the following:
Make yourself look big. Stay calm, face the lion and raise your arms to look as large as possible.
Give it a chance to leave. Never approach a lion that isn’t threatening you. Most big cats are calm and try to avoid confrontation. Back up slowly and be sure to give it a way to escape.
Don’t run away, which may trigger an attack from behind. Scoop up young children so they don’t panic and run.
If approached, get aggressive. Mountain lion attacks sometimes occur by ambush. But often the cat is seen and decides to stalk toward its intended prey (i.e., you). Try to look threatening — wave your arms, shout, scream. Says Skiles, a wildlife biologist at Big Bend National Park in Texas, “They’re easy to intimidate. You want to be the bad one on the block when it comes to showing them you’re not prey.”
Ginny Pimentel PinedaThey are becoming more and more prevalent. Sighted in a neighborhood in Santa Cruz at the base of ucsc (not up on campus) like near bay avenue and in yards -porches- up here in Boulder creek. There's tons of deer but the puma project reports that the majority of lions put down had kittens and puppies in their bellies.
The Redwood Sandwich Company has some baked beans right now that are so ridiculously delicious, you will suffer from withdrawals when you finish them. Add a little Tabasco Chipotle Sauce and you might as well call it a day! The girl behind the counter said they sold out but I thought I saw a large container with some. Hopefully they will make more.
Oh, by the way, my "go-to" egg salad sandwich on toasted sourdough with lettuce, tomato and pepperchini was and is ALWAYS the shizzle! ... See MoreSee Less
The look that you give when your client looks at you as you are signing off paperwork kindly letting you know that you have your shirt on inside out, exposing your shirt size and Kirkland (Costco) fashion sense... Yup, happened to me and I had this face when I realized I went to 3 other appointments in town before I was told I can't put on my shirt the right way.
Lucie Biggs OlsonTell people that you are a trend setter and it is the latest fashion. :) Or you just want people to know that you are always looking for the best deal for them whether it is in clothing or housing. ;)