(FOX40.COM) — Residents of Morada in San Joaquin County may want to consider limiting the length of their walks with their pets for the foreseeable future.
According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, a mountain lion was spotted in the backyard of a home on La Loma Way near Los Cerritos.
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Sheriffs posted reports of the puma to social media on Friday night just before 9 p.m.
“Fish and Game have been contacted and have stated the mountain lion is not aggressive and there is no danger at this time,” the sheriff’s office said.
As a precautionary measure, the agency also advised residents to bring their animals inside, and for people to stay inside themselves.
In an update posted on Saturday shortly after noon, the sheriff’s office said that it “worked well into the morning hours trying to safely trap the mountain lion,” but said that its efforts were unsuccessful.
If anyone sees anything, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office urges people to contact their office at 209-468-4400 (Option 1) so the agency can continue its efforts to secure the animal.