A noteworthy wildlife encounter occurred on Eureka’s outskirts yesterday evening.

Humboldt Hill resident Ian Filce writes into LoCO in the hopes of further alerting the community to the presence of a mountain lion in the area. He says he encountered the impressive feline in the yard of his home on Skyline Drive Monday evening at around 6:30 p.m.

Photo: Ian Filce

“It was just sitting in our yard watching us for a while,” Filce told us. 

After failing to reach anyone at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number, Filce says he got through to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife this morning. They directed him to submit a report online.

He also made a report to LoCO. Here it is.  Be safe out there, Humboldt Hill.