Flash: Mountain Lion Shot in Berkeley Near Gourmet Ghetto

Tuesday August 31, 2010 - 10:42:00 AM

From Planet reader Ursula Schulz this morning: “I was woken this morning at 3:30 or 4:00 am by a shotgun being fired across the street. When I phoned 911 they told me that a mountain lion had been shot by the police. I live on Walnut between Cedar and Virginia. I just confirmed that it was a 100 lb female mountain lion that was first sighted at Rose and Shattuck and as the police were unable to herd it back up to the park they shot it.” 

Berkeley Police confirmed the reader's account for the Planet. Let us know if you hear more.