Mountain lion spotted in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory parking lot

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A mountain lion was sighted Sunday in Parking Lot F of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The mountain lion was outside of the lab’s perimeter fence, according to a UCPD Nixle alert released Monday. The animal was not aggressive and later disappeared down the hillside. The area was later searched, but the mountain lion was not found, the alert stated.

There have been multiple mountain lion sightings this year, including one near Stadium Rim Way in September and one near the Clark Kerr Track in July. According to the UCPD alert, several sightings of mountain lions in the past few years have also occurred in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus.

UCPD is advising people not to hike or jog alone, especially between dusk and down, and also to make “plenty of noise” while hiking.

Harini Shyamsundar is the university news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @hshyamsundar.

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  • The_Bishop_of_D

    I remember seeing deer in the Berkeley Hills (Tilden Park, and along the road up to LHS), so it should come as no surprise that an apex predator might claim the area as his/her territory.