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Mountain lion attacks on pets increasing in area

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By Sandy Barnes

A recent mountain lion attack on a dog in the Brook Forest community is among an increasing number of incidents in the area.

Brook Forest resident Judi Atencio said the cougar came into her yard on Feb. 7, grabbed her dog Lucy by the head, and started dragging her up the hill.

The dog, a beagle-coon hound mix, was outside for only five minutes when the lion attacked her, Atencio said. The incident happened at 7 p.m. when it was dark, she said.

“All I had to get the cat away was a flashlight,” said Atencio.


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