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Mountain Lions Sighted in Whiting Ranch

Warning signs are now posted.

Several mountain lion sightings in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park have prompted OC Parks to set up warning signs and to monitor trails, the agency announced today. Patch file photo.
Several mountain lion sightings in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park have prompted OC Parks to set up warning signs and to monitor trails, the agency announced today. Patch file photo.

Several mountain lion sightings in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park have prompted OC Parks to set up warning signs and to monitor trails, the agency announced today.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens were assisting in an investigation of the situation.

A photo of a mountain lion in a tree was circulated on social media, and warning signs have been posted, and additional trail cameras installed.

The park has a lot of natural terrain and certain inherent dangerous conditions, including mountain lions, rattlesnakes and poison oaks, according to Marisa O'Neil of OC Parks.

Mountain lion sightings should be reported to (949) 923-2245.

--City News Service

imcjl February 12, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Here kitty kitty, nice kitty...
Dan Avery February 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM
LOL. I used to see paw prints after a rain on the trails. Those kitties have claws. Big ones.
chuck Ellis February 12, 2014 at 03:32 PM
we are in a drought they are thirsty .We should set up some type of water stations further out from the homes and park saddleback church has had some visits by bob cats looking for water. Water is getting bad swimming pools fish ponds water dishes ..I think you understand give them a drink and things will be cool .
Joel Sax February 13, 2014 at 02:28 AM
The prints with visible claws are either dogs or coyotes. The large prints ~without~ the claws are the mountain lions. These are mountain lion prints: http://flic.kr/p/iwHy8H

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