Mountain lion seen roaming near Line Street in Bishop.
by Seth Conners
California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Inyo Count Sheriff’s Office have recently been notified of mountain lion sightings in the West Bishop Area located near Line Street. According to calls received by CDFW and Inyo Sheriff’s Department the mountain lion has not yet displayed aggressive behavior. Mountain lions are native to the region and are sighted periodically in and around the Bishop area. CDFW Biologists and Game Wardens are monitoring the mountain lions activities.
An estimated 4 to 6 thousand mountain lions live in California. Typically they avoid interaction with humans and will move from the area in a couple of weeks. CDFW has a non-lethal policy concerning mountain lions whenever possible and in some rare occasions will relocate the animal. But public safety is the main priority in the event of an attack or any threat to humans.
CDFW is advising residence in the area not to take matters in their own hands. To report a mountain lion sighting call Bishop CDFW at 760 872 1171 or Inyo County Sheriff’s office at 760 878 0383.
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