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Santa Cruz Police Department
Tuesday January 17th, 2012 :: 07:43 p.m. PST


Everyone near Pogonip Park should be aware of two moutain lions spotted.

The Santa Cruz Police Department is alerting residents to a dangerous situation.

On January 17, 2012 at approximately 6:00 pm two hikers spotted two full grown mountain lions near the upper meadows of Pogonip Park near the Spring St entrance. The two hikers were not injured and it appeared that the two mountain lions were interested in their dog off leash.

Take the necessary precautions with your outside animals and children. Try not to hike alone and take a cell phone with you. If you are confronted by a mountain lion, do not try to run away, face the animal, appear as big as possible, make loud noises, and report the incident to the Santa Cruz Police Dept or Fish and Game. Do not take your dog into the park off leash.

Santa Cruz Police Department
155 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 831-420-5810

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Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
General emergency and public safety
Mountain lion warning

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