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Burbank Police Department, California
Thursday January 30th, 2014 :: 10:38 a.m. PST


Police providing safety tips after another Mountain Lion sighting in Burbank.

Police providing safety tips after recent mountain lion sighting.

On January 29, 2014, a mountain lion was spotted near the 3000 block of Wedgewood Lane in Burbank. This bulletin is intended to alert the community of the sighting and to provide precautions to keep residents and their pets safe.

The following safety tips have been provided by the California Department of Fish and Game:
 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 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 leave small children or pets outside unattended.
 Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
 Do not hike, bike, or jog alone.
 Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active-dawn, dusk, and at night.
 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.
 If a mountain lion attacks a person, immediately call 911.

For additional information, please contact the Burbank Animal Shelter at 818-238-3340.

Burbank Police Department, California
200 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-238-3000

3000 Wedgewood Lane
Burbank, CA 91504

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