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Mountain lion spotted in Stallion Springs

How to stay safe if you see one
Posted at 9:45 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 00:50:22-05

Stallion Springs Police have tips for handling a mountain lion encounter after one was spotted Monday night.

Police said a large mountain lion was seen on Dec. 4 near Stallion Springs and Bold Venture Drives near Woodward West. 

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Officials said while seeing a mountain lion may be a thrilling encounter, the wild animals should be treated with respect. 

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If you happen to see a mountain lion, respect its position and space.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife offer some suggestions if you encounter a mountain lion, such as keeping a watch on small children and not approaching it:

  • 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. 
  • If attacked, fight back.
  • If a mountain lion attacks a person, immediately call 911.

For more tips on staying safe around mountain lions, click here.