South San Francisco, CA November 6, 2019 Submitted by SMC Alert
We received another video from a resident of the Rollingwood area about a mountain lion sighting in their yard several days ago. Mountain lions are a natural part of our environment. Please be aware this could be your backyard! If you see one, contact the San Bruno Police Department. All observation information is forwarded to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who are the experts in dealing with these animals.
If you have not done so already, take a look at the following tips about our four-legged neighbors:
Please remember these helpful tips regarding mountain lions:
•Don’t feed deer; it is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions.
•Deer-proof your landscaping by avoiding plants that deer like to eat.
•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.
•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 hike, bike, or jog alone.
•Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
•Keep a close watch on small children.
•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.