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Mountain Lion Sighting

For Immediate Release

Post Date:02/10/2017 8:39 AM

Media Contact:
Thomas R. Lorenz, Director of Communications & Community Relations
818-548-4844 (office)
818-535-1958 (cell)
tlorenz@glendaleca.gov

Eliza Papazian, Community Outreach Assistant

818-548-4844 (office)

epapazian@glendaleca.gov

Mountain Lion Sighting

This week, we received a report of a mountain lion sighting at the 3800 block of Lockerbie Ct.  It has been reported that the mountain lion attacked and killed a resident's family dog. The National Park Service captured and outfitted this mountain lion (P-41) with a GPS tracking collar in the Verdugo Mountains on May 7, 2015.

We would like to remind everyone of these mountain lion and coyote safety tips to protect pets and children from harm. More than half of California is mountain lion habitat. Mountain lions prefer deer but, if allowed, they prey upon pets and livestock.

Living in Mountain Lion / Coyote Country

  • Deer-proof your landscaping by avoiding plants that deer like to eat.
  • Trim brush to reduce hiding places.
  • Don’t leave small children or pets outside unattended.
  • Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
  • Don’t allow pets outside when animals are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
  • Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums, and other potential prey.

Staying Safe in Mountain Lion / Coyote Country
Mountain lions are quiet, solitary and elusive, and typically avoid people, attacks on humans are extremely rare.

  • Do not hike, bike, or jog alone.
  • Avoid hiking or jogging when animals are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
  • Do not approach a mountain lion or coyote.
  • If you encounter a mountain lion or coyote, 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 is sighted, please call the Glendale Police Department 818-548-4911.

 

The Glendale Police Department encourages everyone to use the new Wildlife Map to keep the entire neighborhood informed on sightings in the area.

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