A mountain lion sighting was reported near California State University San Marcos according to the campus police. They could not, however, confirm an animal was actually seen.
The animal was reported in the hills behind the Center for Children and Families Friday afternoon.
Campus Police urged people on campus to ‘take extra caution’ especially early in the morning or late at night.
University Police have notified the California Department of Fish and Game.
If someone sees a mountain lion near campus they should call the University Police at 760-750-4567.
People should not approach the animal, and if someone is approached by the animal they should not run as that may trigger the animal’s instinct to chase.
It is recommended to ‘make yourself appear as large as possible, keep intense eye contact, wave your arms and make noise.’