2 separate mountain lion sightings reported in San Jose

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Two separate mountain lion sightings were reported in San Jose in the last few days.

The most recent sighting was reported at around 10 p.m. Friday near 24th and Santa Clara streets.

The incident was caught on a home surveillance video. The video showed the mountain lion walking by a truck with a small dog barking at it. Another video showed the mountain lion on a roof.

A nearby business owner told NBC Bay Area Saturday that she’s surprised to hear about a mountain lion roaming close to downtown.

“I thought it wasn’t real. We’ve been here over 30 years, almost 40 and I’ve never heard of a mountain lion in the area,” she said. “You know, this close to downtown, this close to the neighborhood.”

The San Jose Police Department said that they haven’t received any reports about a mountain lion.

The San Jose Animal Care and Control confirmed to NBC Bay Area that earlier Saturday, someone sent them a surveillance video, showing the animal in the area on Friday. They added that they reported the sighting to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife did not respond to NBC Bay Area’s request for comment on Saturday.

Another mountain lion sighting was reported Thursday in the area of Oakland Road And Murphy Avenue in San Jose. It’s not known at this time if it’s the same mountain lion from Friday.

The person who posted the pictures on Reddit said they saw the animal Thursday afternoon and reported it to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Earlier this week, a pair of mountain lion sightings were reported in two separate Milpitas neighborhoods. It’s not known if all incidents were related.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.