Helicopter Attempts to Scare Bobcats in La Crescenta

Local authorities are using a helicopter to try and scare away bobcats in La Crescenta Tuesday night.

Officials are using a helicopter to scare away bobcats wandering a La Crescenta neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

The call came in about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near Pineridge Drive and Rosemont Avenue, said Deputy Rachel Whittendurg of the Crescenta Valley Station. 

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Editor's Note: Initial reports from authorities indicated mountain lions were in the area. These were bobcats. Patch regrets this error. 

ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 19, 2012 at 06:23 PM
The secret to getting the Bobcats to go elsewhere is to put a large pic of Justin Bieber on a Pine tree...way up the hill...
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 19, 2012 at 06:31 PM
I am feeling virile today at 73....My joints don't hurt ! Alot has been said about Bobcats and Mountain Lions...but I wonder...are these dangerous to humans? I would like to know...Thanks B
Greg Hiscott December 19, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Only if you corner it. We had one sitting on the garden wall located six feet from our dining room window. (I have photos). It looks like a large house cat but the pointy ears and the taller stature prove that it was a bobcat.
Greg Hiscott December 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Mountain Lions - are another story. They are dangerous to people. Especially small people.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Must be a high tech copter...Oh, not what you meant :)


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