At 8 p.m. Sunday, the Crescenta Valley Fire Safe Council released information that a mountain lion had been spotted in the Pinecrest area of La Crescenta at the intersections of Rosemont, Pine Glen Road and Pineridge Drive.
They advise those with pets to be cautious.
Dep. Gonzales of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station confirmed that
the station was contacted concerning the mountain lion.
Here are some mountain lion tips from the California Department of Fish and Game :
Mountain lions are quiet, solitary and elusive, and typically avoid people.
- Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions.
- Don’t leave small children or pets outside unattended.
- Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
- Provide sturdy, covered shelters for vulnerable animals.
- Don’t allow pets outside when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
- Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums and other potential mountain lion prey.
- Do not approach a mountain lion.
- 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.
- If attacked, fight back.
- If a mountain lion attacks a person, immediately call 911.