BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Burbank police Thursday warned residents of the possibility of mountain lions in the area.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reported that authorities said they got a call Wednesday night from a resident who saw a mountain lion dragging a deer carcass up a home’s driveway in the 3300 block of Wedgewood Lane.

“The initial observations by the residents were the mountain lion was dragging a deer down a residential driveway, towards the backyard,” said Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. “When the officers arrived, the mountain lion had let go of the deer and was running up the mountain, back into the canyon.”

Ryburn said cops searched the area following the sighting and found no other signs of the animal.

“We searched the area for any other mountain lions or any other indications and we didn’t see any,” he said.

Police urged residents to keep a close eye on pets and small children, to keep pet food inside, to install motion-activated lighting around their homes and to avoid hiking and jogging when mountain lions are most active.

“They are out here, and usually in the early morning or late evening, and they’re looking for food,” said Ryburn.

If a local sees a mountain lion, they’re asked to face the animal, make noise and to wave his or her arms around.


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