Deer found mauled in schoolyard likely killed by mountain lion

Lonely Planet Images/getty images

Lonely Planet Images/getty images

Belmont police and state Department of Fish and Game officials believe a dead deer found on the Ralston Middle School campus was killed by a mountain lion, police said.

The carcass was found at the school, located at 2675 Ralston Ave., at about 11 a.m. on a field used daily by students during physical education, according to Belmont police.

Fish and Game officials responded to the scene and believe the deer was killed overnight by a mountain lion and her cub.

The carcass has been removed from school grounds.

Police are reminding residents not to feed deer because the presence of the animals increases the likelihood of mountain lions.

Residents who encounter a mountain lion should notify police immediately and avoid approaching the wild animal.

Bay Area NewsLocalmountain lionSan Francisco

Just Posted

The Hotel Whitcomb on Market Street was one of many hotels that took in homeless people as part of The City’s shelter-in-place hotel program during the pandemic.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Closing hotels could disconnect hundreds from critical health care services

‘That baseline of humanity and dignity goes a long way’

Pachama, a Bay Area startup, is using technology to study forests and harness the carbon-consuming power of trees. (Courtesy Agustina Perretta/Pachama)
Golden Gate Park visitors may take a survey about options regarding private car access on John F. Kennedy Drive, which has been the subject of controversy during the pandemic.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Your chance to weigh in: Should JFK remain closed to cars?

Host of mobility improvements for Golden Gate Park proposed

Dreamforce returned to San Francisco in person this week – but with a tiny sliver of past attendance. (Courtesy Salesforce)
Dreamforce returns with hundreds on hand, down from 170,000 in the past

High hopes for a larger Salesforce conference shriveled during the summer

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said retail thefts in The City are underreported crimes. (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)
S.F. unveils initiative to tackle rise in retail thefts

Incidents are not victimless crimes, mayor says

Most Read