Mountain lion spotted in Park City neighborhood

Mountain lion. File photo: U.S. National Park Service

PARK CITY, Utah, Oct. 3, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials are warning residents of Park City to keep their pets indoors or supervised when outdoors after a mountain lion was spotted in a residential neighborhood.

The mountain lion was seen in the 3000 block of Meadows Drive, the Park City Police Department said in a Facebook post.

No other details of the sighting were provided by police.

The post also included information from on what to do if you see a mountain lion, or cougar. This includes:

  • Stop. Never run from a cougar. Do not approach the cougar.
  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Pick up children and pets or keep them very close.
  • Stand up tall.
  • Do not crouch or squat.
  • Make yourself look bigger by raising and waving your arms or jacket above your head.
  • Talk firmly in a loud voice, back away slowly and leave the area.
  • Fight back if you are attacked! Protect your head and neck.

Anyone who has an encounter with aggressive wildlife is asked to alert the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) office. If the encounter or sighting occurs after hours or on the weekend, please call the local police department or county sheriff’s office, who can contact a conservation officer to handle the situation.

Anyone who sees a mountain lion in Park City is asked to call the police department at 435-615-5500.

For more information on what to do if you encounter wild animals including mountain lions, click here.


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