Latest California Department of Fish and Wildlife News

Coyote attacks 5-year-old child in San Francisco-area park

Apr. 2, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized after a coyote attacked her in a San Francisco Bay Area park, officials said. The girl was walking with her family when a pack of five or six coyotes approached and one of them bit her. The girl’s family quickly intervened and the animals...

California mountain lion that attacked girl is euthanized

Feb. 20, 2020 9:20 PM EST

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — California wildlife authorities have euthanized a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old girl who had been hiking with her parents. The Mercury News of San Jose, California reported Thursday that the female cat, between 2 and 4 years old, was found in a tree in the area...

Adult punches mountain lion to save girl in California park

Feb. 18, 2020 1:41 PM EST

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — A state park in Northern California remained closed Tuesday after a mountain lion attacked a 6-year-old girl while she walked on a trail, officials said. The girl was at the Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve in Cupertino when a mountain lion attacked her...

This Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a tranquilized mountain lion in Simi Valley, Calif. The mountain lion that eluded capture after being spotted in a backyard was eventually removed from the area Saturday, California police and wildlife officials said. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)

Mountain lion captured after sighting in California backyard

Feb. 9, 2020 8:24 PM EST

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion that eluded capture after being spotted in a backyard was eventually removed from the area, California police and wildlife officials said. The Simi Valley Police Department issued a warning to residents around 12:30 p.m. Saturday to keep children and pets indoors, the...