PHOTO: Hillsborough police warning residents of mountain lion sighting

HILLSBOROUGH (KRON) — Hillsborough police are warning residents about a mountain lion sighting on Monday night, according to Lt. Nelson T. Corteway.

The sighting was reported at around 10:41 p.m. on Parrott Drive. A resident captured surveillance footage of the lion.

Corteway said Hillsborough is a natural habitat for mountain lions.

Police have released the following tips regarding mountain lions:

  • Do not feed deer. It is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions. If you see a mountain lion, do not approach it, especially one that is feeding or with offspring.
  • Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.
  • Avoid hiking or jogging through wooded areas when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, or at night.
  • Keep a close watch on small children when hiking or traveling in or about wooded areas.
  • If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects. Pick up small children.
  • Keep all pets and pet food indoors at night. Even the largest domesticated dogs and cats can be prey to a mountain lion.

 

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