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FYI: The Scotts Valley Police Department has just issued an alert that a Mountain Lion was sighted near the parallel bars along the Linear Park Trail that surrounds the Skypark neighborhood at approximately 12:45p - 1:00pm today and was seen yesterday as well but not reported to police. Residents and visitors of the Skypark area, please use caution while walking pets or small children along the Linear Park trail. Contact SVPD if you happen to see it.

And if you somehow actually encounter a mountain lion, do the following:

Make yourself look big. Stay calm, face the lion and raise your arms to look as large as possible.

Give it a chance to leave. Never approach a lion that isn’t threatening you. Most big cats are calm and try to avoid confrontation. Back up slowly and be sure to give it a way to escape.

Don’t run away, which may trigger an attack from behind. Scoop up young children so they don’t panic and run.

If approached, get aggressive. Mountain lion attacks sometimes occur by ambush. But often the cat is seen and decides to stalk toward its intended prey (i.e., you). Try to look threatening — wave your arms, shout, scream. Says Skiles, a wildlife biologist at Big Bend National Park in Texas, “They’re easy to intimidate. You want to be the bad one on the block when it comes to showing them you’re not prey.”

More info on mountain lion encounters at: www.safebee.com/outdoors/what-do-if-you-encounter-mountain-lion
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Selby JimmersonJon Jimmerson we won't be walking here for a little while

15 hours ago   ·  2

Marsha Edwards BrandtThanks again, Robert Price

15 hours ago

Tony MachadoAnnie Machado

15 hours ago   ·  1

Laura MolerSilvia Moler, this is where we walked this last weekend. Eek

14 hours ago

Jennifer Fornengo AronoviciI can see the parallel bars from my bedroom window. 😳

14 hours ago   ·  4

Roberta Jones-QuinnGorgeous 😍

14 hours ago   ·  4

Pam LoganThank you for sharing and also giving advice as to what to do if you encounter a mountain lion.

14 hours ago

Cheryl GorhamThank you for letting us know!

14 hours ago   ·  1

Rebecca GiossoYes they live here and we are their guest 😊

14 hours ago   ·  12

Glen StriblingPerform the Crane stance from Karate Kid. You'll be safe then.

13 hours ago   ·  4

Rachael KarLyn Jenison BrownCourtney Fromen Thomsen--so we walked by about 2 hours before this?

13 hours ago

Melissa LimaJeromy

13 hours ago

Jeremy SchiffThis in our backyard. . We will be careful. I am not to talented on the the parallel bars or the beam.. lol

13 hours ago   ·  1

Refugio RodriguezPaul Karo

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Carole StubendorffKristi, don't let Tucker out by himself and be careful if he doesn't want to go out, he'll know danger is near, happened at our house several times with Sammy!

12 hours ago

Daniel CasillasDon't let SVPD kill it using some lame excuse.

12 hours ago   ·  6

Brad CabralThank you, I run there often 👍🏽 probably tomorrow actually. My dog and I of course 🐶

12 hours ago

Stephanie Robertson GutierrezI was just there yesterday with a small dog and small children. Scary.

11 hours ago

Shanna CorriereGreat advice! Thanks for making others aware.

11 hours ago

Ginny Pimentel PinedaThey are becoming more and more prevalent. Sighted in a neighborhood in Santa Cruz at the base of ucsc (not up on campus) like near bay avenue and in yards -porches- up here in Boulder creek. There's tons of deer but the puma project reports that the majority of lions put down had kittens and puppies in their bellies.

11 hours ago   ·  1

Shelley Russo HuxtableSo awesome!!!!

11 hours ago

Sean FreezeUp in Idaho were I live these days you would have half the town trying to put it on the wall lol

11 hours ago   ·  1

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