San Marcos,
15:01 PM

ALERT: Mountain Lion Spotted Near Campus

Mountain lion tracks from an adult and cub were found near campus. Additionally, residents at a nearby mobile home park on East Barham Drive reported spotting a mountain lion. University Police have notified the California Department of Fish and Game.

Please use extra caution when walking on campus, particularly at night or in the early morning hours. Do not walk alone. If you see the mountain lion, contact University Police immediately. For the fastest possible police response, program 760-750-4567 into your cell phones. Do not approach the animal. If you are confronted by the mountain lion, DO NOT RUN, as this will stimulate the mountain lion’s instinct to chase. Make yourself appear as large as possible, keep intense eye contact, wave your arms and make noise.