Signs of mountain lion activity have led to the temporary closure of a trail at Hidden Villa this week.
The carcass of a deer, likely leftovers from a recent mountain lion kill, was found late Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 9) on the Creek Trail at the Los Altos Hills educational preserve.
The discovery is not atypical or a cause for alarm, but the trail and surrounding areas have been closed as a procedural precautionary measure, according to Marc Sidel, Hidden Villa director of visitor services.
“This happens from time to time at Hidden Villa,” he said. “It’s a wilderness area and a known mountain lion habitat.”
The Creek Trail will likely remain closed through the weekend, and Hidden Villa employees will be in touch with local wildlife authorities to determine when to reopen it, Sidel said.