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Mountain lion sighting near middle school

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – A mountain lion was sighted near Sunset Ridge Middle School according to a Facebook post by the West Jordan Police Department 

Several police officers and animal control officers responded to the area and were unable to locate the mountain lion. They say at this time there appears to be no threat to the public.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A COUGAR

  • 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.
  • If you are aggressive enough the cougar will probably flee.

If you have an encounter with aggressive wildlife, please alert the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) office near you. If the encounter or sighting occurs after hours or on the weekend, please call your local police department or county sheriff’s office, who can contact a conservation officer to handle the situation. Click here for more information.

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