A Stallion Springs family is grieving after a mountain lion attacked and killed their family dog around 3 a.m on March 18th. This comes nearly 5 weeks after a similar incident involving a full grown German Sheppard was attacked and later died from the injuries.
Stallion Springs residents who spoke with 23ABC today say they are nervous about the attack. A grandmother says she is hesitant to allow her two young grandchildren to go on her trampoline in her backyard by themselves.
Chief Michael Grant of Stallion Springs advises residents to have sustained supervision on children at all times, but also says attacks on humans are extremely rare.
One of the most helpful tips California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife officials suggest is to avoid feeding deer. Deer are traditional prey for mountain lions, and will increase the chances of having an encounter.
You can find more helpful safety information on the Fish and Game website by clicking here.