DALY CITY, Calif. (KRON) – Police officers and the Department of Fish and Wildlife are warning the public after a mountain lion was spotted roaming the streets of Daly City.

Officials spotted the mountain lion near Westmore Avenue and Baldwin Avenue Monday afternoon.

“Use caution leaving your house,” police tweeted.

On Tuesday police alerted the public that the mountain lion moved from the area it was last seen.

“We have no way to track its current location. Please report any sightings to the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife or call 911 if there’s an immediate community safety concern,” police tweeted.

Even though mountain lion sightings are rare, officials advise residents to:

  • Not feed deer. It is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions.  
  • NOT APPROACH a mountain lion if seen, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.  
  • Avoid hiking or jogging through wooded areas when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, or at night.  
  • Keep a close watch on small children when hiking or traveling in or about wooded areas.  
  • Not run if you encounter a mountain lion. Instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects; pick up small children.  

For more details, visit the Keep Me Wild website.

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