With the daylight hours getting shorter and fawns getting bigger, mountain lions are seeking easier food sources—our unsupervised pets may be a target. Unbeknownst to their prey, during the dusk and dawn hours mountain lions are hunting.
In order to keep your pets safe:
- Keep your pets close and prevent roaming.
- When they are outside unsupervised, they should have a kennel or run with a secure enclosed top to prevent access by the predators.
- Keep wildlife away by not leaving food outside: don’t feed pets outside and secure garbage (raccoons may eat food left for pets, which in turn attract predators feeding on these smaller wildlife).
- Protect livestock by securing in sturdy sheds or barns at night: hardware cloth is the best fencing for predator proofing a coop!