CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — A mountain lion has been reportedly sighted in the Citrus Heights area, police say.
The sighting was reported on Sunday in the area of Verner Avenue.READ MORE: Remains Of WWII Sailor From Stockton Killed At Pearl Harbor Officially Accounted For, Navy Says
Citrus Heights police say officers responded to the scene and did indeed see the mountain lion in a tree of a home in the area.
California Fish and Wildlife was called to the scene, but the big cat had fled by the time they arrived. The animal is believed to have run into a nearby cemetery.READ MORE: VIDEO: Firefighters Narrowly Escape Out Of Tamarack Fire Flames
No other confirmed sightings have been reported since then.
Anyone who wants to report a sighting is urged to go to this link on Fish and Wildlife’s website. People are urged to only call 911 for a sighting if they feel threatened by the animal.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested After Woman, 42, Killed In Shooting At Arden Arcade Apartment Complex
Mountain lion sightings, while uncommon in the Sacramento Valley, are not unheard of. In one incident back in 2019, a mountain lion made its way all the way to the Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento and was captured on surveillance video walking around. It was eventually tracked down by a warden and safely tranquilized.