Observation ID: 80848

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:12
Mountain Lion
Identification Confidence
100% certain
Observation Date / Time

Several other witnesses also observed as well... large (male?) laying in the middle of the north lane of Carmel Valley Rd.
I stayed on the scene for 5-10 minutes, cat was still alive, eyes open, alert but still, no sounds. After a few cars that were stopped decided to drive on and passed the cat by ~8 feet, the cat dragged itself off the road and down the embankment. the lower half of the body did not seem to be working broken legs/hips. I left when emergency 1st responders arrived and showed them where the lion had moved down the embankment.

Blake Jopling
Travel Frequency
Estimated Time Since Impact
exact time of impact (witnessed event)
Carcass Position
center-divide / median
Roadway Speed Limit
55 mph
Road Type
local paved
Location Description
Laying in the middle of the north lane of Carmel Valley Rd. east of Scarlett Rd.
Roadside Features

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