Courtesy of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
A Midpeninsula Regional Open Space trail cam shows a passing mountain lion along a Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve path in September. Midpen biologists believe at least one mountain lion calls Rancho home.
American lion. Catamount. Fire cat. Panther. Puma.
An impressive geographic range spanning from Southern Canada to the southernmost portions of Argentina and Chile has earned the mountain lion countless monikers throughout history. Regardless of name, however, local wildlife officials want Bay Area residents to respect this graceful predator and remain cognizant of the cats living within Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, which borders Los Altos.