Along with increasing frequency of mountain lion sightings in the area comes word that a bill has been introduced into the state assembly that would allow sport hunting of the animal in California where it has been off limits. Other states, notably Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa have seen an increase in mountain lion populations too. Recent sightings on the peninsula, especially in a Palo Alto neighborhood last spring, have lead to concerns ranging from trapping and moving to shooting them outright. This is sure to be controversial. As a compromise, I suggest a hunting license be issued to Michael Schiavo. In the future, feline references could appear on the menu at The Old Pro. It may take some time--so play it safe and bring your own feeding tube.