San Andreas, CA — Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the San Andreas Cemetery on Pixley Avenue around 11:30 Tuesday night to check on a person walking around with a flashlight.
While searching the area the deputies came face-to face with a large mountain lion. The mountain lion charged one of the deputies but did not make contact. The animal ended up running away. Sheriff’s Officials notified the California Dept. of Fish and Game about the close call.
Sgt. Chris Hewitt warns residents “Be aware of your surroundings and the safety of family members and pets, especially while walking at night.” Hewitt says lf you spot the mountain lion don’t try to approach it and call 911.
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