AGOURA HILLS (CBSLA) — A mountain lion was spotted in Agoura Hills on Saturday afternoon, prompting officials to tell residents that their pets and children should stay indoors as a safety precaution.

The female cat appeared quite large in size based on a photograph the LASD Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station shared, where it was seen sleeping on top of a tree around 1 p.m. in the 28800 block of Barragan Street.

(Source: LASD Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department/Twitter)

A girl playing on a trampoline outside her home first noticed it.

“I saw the tail of it and then my sister got a little scared,” Adi said.

After the initial discovery, the mountain lion drew a large crowd of spectators for hours.

The animal was seen perched, laying down and sleeping atop the tree, and at some points, exchanging gazes with the people gathered nearby.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife came to the scene and said the mountain lion is likely from the nearby Santa Monica Mountains and would return once it’s dark out, the sheriff’s department said.

As of 10 p.m., neighbors who were able to get an up-close look at the big cat and see it on home surveillance said it was still there.

No immediate action was taken against the big cat, which was wearing a collar, and so deputies are just making sure it stays safe and away from residents.

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Comments (2)
  1. Department of Idiots and Wildlife says:

    It was wearing a collar which means the California Department of Fish and Wildlife knew it was there and didn’t alert anyone? That’s the problem with this BS system of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, they have these things tracked but won’t do anything until a small child dies. And yes, you animal hippies, I know these animals live among us, it’s just that this department needs to alert residents when these things get near homes or pro actively send out a crew once they see its in a populated area. One of these tracked collar lions is going to kill a child one day, mark my words.

  2. BarbaraJThompson says:

    I get paid over $98 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I just got paid $ 8460 in my previous month It Sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it……………………Read More 

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