PETALUMA (CBS SF) — Police in Petaluma were warning residents to be on the lookout after a mountain lion sighting on Tuesday.
Around 9:45 p.m., police said the sighting had occurred earlier in the day near Ridgeview Drive.READ MORE: UPDATE: Thousands Forced To Flee Fawn Fire; New Evacuations Ordered South Of Shasta Lake
Residents who encounter mountain lions are encouraged to avoid running or turning their back. Instead, they should face the animal, make noise, try to look bigger by waving their arms, throwing rocks or other objects, and pick up small children.READ MORE: PG&E Charged With Manslaughter For Sparking Wildfire That Killed 4
Additionally, dog owners should keep their dogs on a leash.
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