SAN FRANCISCO
07/27/2011 03:39 pm ET Updated Sep 26, 2011

Mountain Lion On The Loose In Half Moon Bay: Any Other Dangerous Local Predators? (PHOTOS)

At 7 p.m. Monday night, sheep and goats grazed peacefully off of Purisima Creek Road near Half Moon Bay. By 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, remains of the animals, mauled by a mountain lion, were found strewn across the road, according to SFGate.

The Examiner also reported the attack, reminding readers to make noise and look bigger if faced with a mountain lion.

The mountain lion mauling reminds us that, though it’s easy to forget about the wildlife that surrounds the Bay Area, their presence still very real. We’ve summed up some of the most dangerous Northern California predators with instructions on how to fend off an attack below.

Check out what we found in our slideshow. Missing any menaces? Let us know in the comments!

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