Mountain lion sightings in the foothills have increased over the past couple weeks. Last month, mountain lions were spotted on Camillo Drive and Skyland Drive in Sierra Madre. Last week, a mountain lion dragged a chihuahua out of its dog house and killed it . And, a
The Pasadena Humane Society reminds locals to do their parts to prevent repeat visits by the animal, which could frequent the area anytime from dusk to dawn.
Here are police suggestions if you encounter a mountain lion:
- Act large, mountain lions are afraid of people and by acting large you can avoid an attack.
- Don’t leave small children or pets outside unattended.
- Don’t allow pets outside when mountain lions are most active.
- Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums, and other potential mountain lion prey.
- Do not hike, jog, bike alone.
- Trim overgrown bushes or trees.
- Never water a lawn at night - it could draw mountain lions thirsty for water.
If you encounter a mountain lion, act big and do not run; face the animal, make a noise and throw rocks or wave your arms. Pick up small children. If you are attacked, fight back. If you are attacked, call 911 immediately.