Advertisement
California

Mountain lion snatches pet poodle from Burbank backyard

Mountain lion

A mountain lion is shown resting in this file photo. On Saturday, a mountain lion reportedly abducted a pet poodle from a Burbank home, police said.

 

(Department of Fish and Game)

Police warned residents to be on the alert after a mountain lion dragged off a pet poodle from the backyard of a hillside home in Burbank this weekend.

The mountain lion was spotted Saturday in a backyard in the 500 block of North Sunset Canyon Drive, where it snatched the dog before disappearing into the hills behind the home, said Burbank Police Sgt. Claudio Losacco.

Interested in the stories shaping California? Sign up for the free Essential California newsletter >>

On Wednesday, police shared the following safety tips for residents:

Advertisement

  • Don’t feed deer, as it’s illegal and will attract mountain lions.

  • Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions.

  • Keep pets inside at dawn, dusk and at night, when mountain lions are most active.

  • Install motion-sensitive lighting around your home.

  • Keep pet food inside.

  • Never approach a mountain lion, but if you encounter one, don’t run away. Instead, face the animal, make noises and wave your arms.

alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

Alene Tchekmedyian writes for Times Community News.

ALSO:

Tinier panda baby dies at National Zoo: Pandas ‘don’t have a great track record’ with twins

Advertisement

Snake that slithered from San Diego toilet may have been seeking water

Pleasanton man is latest to die while abalone diving in Northern California


Advertisement