Mountain Lion Seen at Monte Vista Elementary

The animal is reportedly spotted in the parking lot by a custodian.

File photo
File photo

Sheriff's officials reported that a mountain lion was seen at Monte Vista Elementary School in La Crescenta Wednesday morning around 6:22 a.m., but hasn’t been seen since, according to the Glendale News-Press.

The animal was spotted in the parking lot by a custodian, but responding officers were unable to locate it, according to the report.  

Concerned_Mother August 19, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Unbeleivable...I don't want DEADLY MOUNTAIN LION roaming the streets where my children play and someone calls me a troll. Well then you CB are an OGRE!
Tim Gardner August 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM
I am 46, I grew up on Rockdell, went to Monte Vista etc... I have hiked these mountains my entire life. Mountain lions, bobcats and bears have ALWAYS been present, especially in the hills north of La Crescenta. Dogs and kids at school are a far bigger threat than a mountain lion.
K James August 20, 2013 at 01:26 AM
I too am a mother and I have been in this area for over 40 years and my parents have been here for 50. My in-laws live in the very top of Pinecrest.......where there are signs all over the place warning of mountain lions in the area. As a child, I was once cornered by a coyote that was either starving and/or sick....something wrong enough for it to risk taking on a child that was taller than it was. My friends and family have lost cats and small dogs to the coyotes. Friends have had their pets sprayed by skunks. We have had our trash raided by opossums and raccoons. Look, it is very simple.....we live in the mountains! No Starbucks, Walgreens, Office Depot, etc. will change that. Don't like that, move to an urban area.
Tim Gardner August 20, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Domestic animals are far more dangerous than any wild animal
Shannon Fallis-Kane August 21, 2013 at 04:21 PM
I have lived in Montrose for 58 years and have seen many wild animals roaming the streets after we have had fires in the mountains. I am a mother also, I taught my child to live with nature and respect it. We moved into the animals land so we need to learn how to live with them. If you are concerned about the wild animals then keep a close watch on your kids and pets! Teach them about nature and how to live with the wild animals. Killing is the last resort!! If you are so afraid of wild animals then you shouldn't live in Montrose, La Crescenta area. Go down to Glendale away from the mountains. People scare me more than the mountain lions, bears and other wild animals. The animals only look for food and shelter, people look to hurt others for no reason.


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