Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 28, 2018

Lions, Bobcats, Fox, Deer…

Seen any mountain lions lately?  One of our weekenders (who asked for anonymity) shared these photos tonight, taken over the past couple months from his camera at their cabin.

This is north of Birch Hill but could be most anywhere on Palomar.   I’ve personally noticed many more deer the past couple weeks all across the mountain.  I can’t help but think they were pushed this way from the recent fires.

About noon a couple days ago, I was walking through our orchard to put trash in our dumpster.  A large mountain lion trotted by about 50 feet in front of me.  He didn’t even look my way, but went straight up the hill.  (Where our four grandkids live!)  I let them know a visitor was headed their way so they let their LDG Dogs out.

What can you do?  Be alert, make noise, stand tall, face the lion, yell, don’t turn and run… lots more tips for living together with all our wildlife in our beautiful forest are all over the net.

I’ll be posting more recent photos soon sent by other neighbors.

Bonnie Phelps



  1. Deer used to follow me home from the water fountain level on South Grade, on my way home late nights. 1980-85

  2. From ham radio I was told that Catalina Island got rid of their pigs but they are now being overrun with deer. -B


  3. Very cool. Thanks! >

  4. I’ve got several new lion pictures from my area and a video


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