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VIDEO: A mountain lion and its cub spotted in Catalina Foothills neighborhood

Posted: 2:42 PM, May 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-26 16:24:53Z

TUCSON, AZ —

TUCSON, Ariz.-- A mountain lion and its cub were spotted going through neighborhoods near the Catalina Foothills on Saturday.

The two mountain lions can be seen jumping over a fence off Sunrise Drive and Wilmot Road.

AZGFD warns residents not to approach or run from a mountain lion, if spotted. Instead:

  • Stand and face the animal, making eye contact
  • Protect small children so they won't panic
  • Stay calm, speak loudly and firmly
  • Try to appear larger by raising your hands or opening your jacket
  • Throw branches, stones or whatever you can reach without crouching or turning your back
  • Slowly back away from the area
  • Report the sighting to Arizona Game and Fish Department

More information about mountain lions, click here .