A mountain lion sighting was reported Tuesday evening in Burbank’s hillside area, police said.
A security guard reported seeing the mountain lion about 8 p.m. near the 3000 block of Wedgewood Lane, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
The following day, animal control officers observed paw tracks in the area, he added.
Police released a list of safety precautions in the wake of the recent sighting, including:
- Do not feed deer, it is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions.
- Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions.
- Do not allow pets outside at dawn, dusk or at night.
- Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums, and other potential mountain lion prey.
- Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
- 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.
For more information, call the Burbank Animal Shelter at 818-238-3340.
-- Alene Tchekmedyian, email@example.com