The Bishop Paiute Tribal Council takes the current mountain lion situation seriously and is working with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to determine some options to alleviate the mountain lion concerns on the Bishop Reservation.
Here are some safety tips:
• Bring pet food inside home
• Bring water sources inside
• Bring pets inside (during nighttime)
• Parents, watch children as they play outside (bring children inside at sunset)
• If you come across a mountain lion:
• Be loud! Make noise to try and scare the animal away.
• Look large! Stand up, wave your arms, and hold your ground.
• As a last resort, throw rocks or objects.
• Don’t run! Back away slowly facing the animal.
If you experience issues with the mountain lion, please make a report to Dan Taylor, CDFW at 760-937-
This web site is about the only source of local news I use. Have there been reports of mountain lions in the city limits or near by?
All of these comments? Why? It’s just an informational article. Why criticize? Leave the criticism for things that truly warrant it.
Dennison– there have been many instances where children were attacked by mountain lions . It’s easy to find if you look.
Jubie I quote the Wildlife management spokesman…. “Risk of a Mountain Lion attack is infinitely small,more likely to drown in your bathtub,get killed by your pet Dog,or struck by lightning “. But whoever wants to,I guess O.K. to see this,as “Vaguely” has stated,for some to see this as a “safety… Read more »
With all due respect to those reporting this,but do the experts and authorities issuing this what seems a “dire warning” think it’s really that prevalent of a problem to the point of telling parents to watch their children while playing outside during the day and then bring their kids inside… Read more »
Yes, they think it’s a prevalent problem, in keeping with the culture’s growing conviction that everything unpleasant in life constitutes a crisis. It’s called safetyism.
We have warning labels on Pizza boxes saying take pizza out of box before eating… just sayin’
And “warnings ” lighting up on our vehicle computer screens mounted on the dashboards telling us to be sure to “check for oncoming traffic” and pressing “O.K. ” before we are able put the car in gear and move forward or back…
Thank you, Bishop Paiute Tribe, for the reminder and advice. This is a very real potential hazard which exists in our Eastern Sierra communities. While reports of mountain lion attacks on people are actually quite rare, they nevertheless do happen. Here in Big Pine, the local Facebook group–BigPine411– often has… Read more »
Charles James Maybe a good idea to let people know,that don’t already know that there are Mountain Lions up,in and around our towns,but…IMO.. a bit of a stretch telling parents to bring the kids inside the house when the sun goes down. What concerns me the most,for the Animal’s sake,once… Read more »
Let’s go over the top the other way….this whole agruement is ridiculous…..we already know you do not like people, and you are the number one NIMBY in Inyo County….
Yay Charles… good to hear a level headed, unemotional reality based opinion.