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Possible mountain lion sighting leads to warnings

Red Bluff Police are putting out a warning after a possible mountain lion sighting near two schools on Friday.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 5:11 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Red Bluff Police are putting out a warning after a possible mountain lion sighting near two schools on Friday.

Neighbors told Action News Now that mountain lions are not new to the area but the recent sighting does worry them still.

Those who live on the 1000 block of Dumosa Avenue said they possibly saw a mountain lion last night around 10 p.m., just to the north of where neighbors saw the animal in Brickyard Creek.

Also in the area of the sightings are three schools: Red Bluff Union High School, Bidwell State Preschool and Bidwell School.

All three schools in the area were advised of the possible sighting and Action News Now spoke with a neighbor who said she heard the animal last night.

"It's scary, you know, because our neighbor's dog would get dragged off and it's just scary," said a neighbor. "So, I fear for not just my animals but everyone else's animals too."

A warden with California Fish and Wildlife said recordings by neighbors determined the animals were foxes but still warn if you do see a mountain lion in the area, call California Fish and Wildlife or Red Bluff Police.

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