Skip to comments.Cougar killed near Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto
Posted on 08/31/2010 7:14:29 PM PDT by thecodont
(08-31) 18:35 PDT BERKELEY -- Berkeley police shot and killed a mountain lion early Tuesday as it roamed a neighborhood around the city's world-famous Gourmet Ghetto for at least an hour, leaping over fences from one backyard to another.
Three officers shot and killed the 100-pound adult female with rifles and a shotgun shortly before 3:30 a.m. outside a home on the 1600 block of Walnut Street, just blocks from Chez Panisse restaurant, the flagship Peet's Coffee store, the Cheese Board Collective and other businesses along busy Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley.
Residents speculated that the mountain lion had been hunting for deer that are commonly seen in the area. But Patrick Foy, a state Department of Fish and Game warden, said it was unclear what the cougar was doing in a residential neighborhood, a baguette's throw from the birthplace of California cuisine. There were no signs that it had killed any domestic pets, he said.
The nearest open space is Tilden Regional Park, more than a mile east of where the cougar was killed.
"We found no reason why it should have been there," Foy said. "It's a very odd situation. It's just very unusual."
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For a moment, I thought Katie Couric has been killed.
She was identified as 56 year old Amanda Hugenkiss, a 5’ 5” bottle blonde with extensive plastic surgery. Her prey was apparently a 19 year old UCSB Sophmore home to do his laundry.
They could have waited until it took out a few professors, or Sierra Club members. Either one would have improved the world.
He was looking for:
James Ranch lamb with wild fennel and shell beans cooked in the fireplace
“World-famous”? I’ve never even HEARD of the “Gourmet Ghetto”!
Besides, it’s Berkeley! Why didn’t they try to find out why the cougar didn’t like people, and get him some therapy?/s;)
The officers will probably be put on administrative leave and there will be a full investigation.
I never would have guessed Courtney Cox was a pound over 95.
Hunting is easy you don’t need three guys and fully automatic rifles
Katie Couric....Cougar.....same thing.
Berkeley, mind you.....
"Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?"
Ah yes, what was I thinking.
Is That 70's Kid ok?
So, as some gorgeous women do, she got interested in animals and ended up with a cougar living in her house. We went to dinner there and Orfy was running around loose...including under the dinner table while we were eating..and to say the least...it was VERY disconcerting!!!
At night Orfy would be behind a wrought iron gate that separated the living room from everything else and his perch was the mantle over the fireplace.
Once Orfy got loose in the walled yard, an overgrown place, and her husband was reduced to wandering through the weeds, like some white hunter in old movies, looking for him...whispering Orfy? Orfy? I'm not sure the neighbors knew what was really going on behind those walls in Fountain Valley, CA.
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