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Mountain lion sighted in Palmdale

August 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A local community is on alert over fears of a prowling mountain lion. The cat is believed to have killed a newborn horse overnight near Angeles Forest Highway and Forest Ridge Road in Palmdale.

That's where Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies found paw prints this Saturday morning.

A caretaker at the ranch says a horse gave birth overnight.

But this morning, the foal had disappeared, leaving only the prints and a trail of blood leading into the woods.

Just last week, authorities got a call of a mountain lion roaming around nearby Paloma Vista Park.


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