How did it get up there? Mountain lion perches atop power pole
A mountain lion was spotted atop a 35-foot California power pole near the aptly-named Cougar Buttes. Residents living near the power pole in the Lucerne Valley, reported they first spotted the mountain lion on the pole weekend. Andrew Hughan of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said the mountain lion may have been chased up the pole by a rival cougar, but a resident said the cat was made nervous by excited children shouting at it from a Lucerne Valley Unified School District bus. Ruiz said the lion proved to be a disturbance for the birds perched on the pole and they squawked loudly at the intruder. The lion later came down from the pole when nobody was around late in the night.