Police tell Park City residents to keep pets indoors after mountain lion sighting

Utah cougar in snow. Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

(KUTV) — Park City police warned residents to keep pets inside after a mountain lion was spotted roaming a neighborhood on Thursday night.

The cat was seen in the 1600 block of Lucky John Drive, Park City police said in a Facebook post.

"Please keep your pets indoors or supervised when outdoors," the police department stated.

Anyone who spots the cat was asked to call police at 435-615-5500.

The department also provided precautions to take if a mountain lion is spotted, which included the following:

  1. Stop. Don't run from the cougar or approach it.
  2. Maintain eye contact
  3. Pick up children/pets or keep them very close to you
  4. Stand up tall — do not crouch or squat down
  5. Make yourself look bigger by raising and waving your arms or jacket above your head
  6. Talk firmly in a loud voice. back away slowly, and leave the area
  7. Fight back if you are attacked and protect your head and neck
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