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HIGHLAND ( — Authorities say there is evidence that a large mountain lion that attacked two small pets and acted aggressively toward a homeowner in the foothills of Highland in San Bernardino County has been roaming the area again.

Mountain lion tracks were spotted in the backyard of a home in the 6700 block of Grove Avenue in Highland over the weekend and are consistent with that of a large mountain lion, Highland police Sgt. Bill Freund said.

The residence is where two pets were attacked on Nov. 23, 2013. The mountain lion was seen entering the backyard, and acted aggressively toward the homeowner as deputies arrived, Freund said. Deputies blocked the animal from escaping into the rest of the neighborhood and it fled back into the wash area.

The mountain lion, estimated between 140 and 160 pounds, was last seen going north, back into the mountain area.

Authorities say residents who walk in the wash area and have small pets should remain vigilant of their surroundings and report any additional sightings. Residents should not attempt to trap and catch the animal, but should instead call 911 and give the mountain lion’s last known location.

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