2009-08-21 / Community

Mountain lion spotted in Calleguas Creek bed

A woman reported seeing a mountain lion the morning of Aug. 13 in the Calleguas Creek wash area between Upland and Creekside roads. Camarillo police officers checked the area but did not find the animal. Authorities with the Department of Fish and Game and Ventura County Animal Control were notified.

The Department of Fish and Game recommends that people who live near wildlife areas make sure their pets and children are indoors from dusk to dawn because that’s when animals such as bobcats and coyotes are hunting.

Mountain lions prefer to avoid people. If one is sighted, it should not be approached. Call 911 immediately.

For more information, visit www.dfg.ca.gov.

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