UCPD reports mountain lion sighted near Clark Kerr Track


UCPD received a report that a mountain lion had been sighted east of the Clark Kerr Track at about noon on Wednesday, according to a Nixle alert issued Thursday morning.

The alert wrote that in the past couple years, several sightings of mountain lions have occurred in the hills above the Berkeley campus.

Carcasses of animals suspected to have been attacked by mountain lions have also been discovered in the past couple years, according to UCPD.

The alert recommends avoiding hiking or jogging alone between dusk and dawn “when lions normally do their hunting.”

UCPD also asks anyone to immediately call 911 if a mountain lion attacks a person.

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