Friday, July 17, 2020

WARNING: Mountain Lion spotted in Marymoor Hill

Please be aware that a Mountain Lion (aka Cougar or Puma) was roaming in the back yard of a Marymoor Hill Division 1 home at 8:00am today, Friday, July 17, 2020. The home is located in the 16400 block of NE 50th Street.

A Mountain Lion is potentially very dangerous. Please be careful out there and keep a close watch on your pets and children (and adults!). Please do not leave sources of food outside your home such as dishes with pet food or bird feeders. Ideally keep your garbage can secure inside your garage if possible.

This has been reported to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). Sgt. Kim Chandler of the DFW requests that anyone who sees this mountain lion report the exact location to the DFW as soon as possible.

Sgt. Chandler adds, "Also, I know there are deer in the neighborhood so encourage homeowners not to feed them or encourage them to hang around as they are the #1 food source for these cats."

For the sake of expediency, if you see a mountain lion in the area you may report the sighting to the Washington State Patrol -- (425) 401-7788 or (360) 596-4000. Emphasize that the DFW instructed you to report the sighting to them ASAP.