Altadena resident Michael Packer emailed Patch (via his wife Stephanie Clayton) with the following account of a mountain lion encounter..
This past Sunday morning at 2:45 I was returning home from work. I was driving north on Lake St. just before Poppyfields and saw an animal out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was a coyote or a deer. I stopped to look and it was a mountain lion! The cat was about 75 pounds and was scavenging for food. I drove off and decided to call the police. They said to leave it alone and as long as it wasn’t attacking anyone it was fine.
Packer did not get a photo of the encounter; the accompanying picture is a file photo.