Safety

Resident reports mountain lion sighting in SLO apartment complex

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - A San Luis Obispo resident reported seeing a mountain lion walking through an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Royal Way at about 5:32 a.m. Friday, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Responding officers were not able to locate the animal. Mountain lion attacks on humans are rare according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

So what do you do if you're confronted by a mountain lion? Fish and Wildlife officials recommend you make yourself appear larger, more aggressive, make noise and create distance by slowly walking backwards.

Anyone who sees a mountain lion in the community is encouraged to call their local law enforcement agency.


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