Photo: John Palminteri / KEYT
Update by edhat staff
Another sighting of a mountain lion was reported around 8:00 a.m. Thursday near the West Campus Children’s Center by UC Santa Barbara, reports John Palminteri.
By edhat staff
UC Police are alerting residents of a mountain lion sighting near the Devereux Lagoon on Tuesday, reports KEYT.
The first sighting occurred on Tuesday near Campus Point around 4:30 p.m. The second sighting was around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday near the Devereux Lagoon. Both areas are close to Isla Vista, bordering the UC Santa Barbara campus, and filled with people walking, running, and biking.
UC Police officers searched the area while UC Santa Barbara posted signs and sent out emergency alerts.
As mountain lions are nocturnal animals, experts state it’s unusual for them to be out during the day and they could be sick or searching for food. Experts also say if you come close to a mountain lion, do not run away, but make a lot of noise instead and make yourself appear as big as possible.
There were also two other mountain lion sightings reported at Allan Hancock’s Lompoc campus over the past week, reports KEYT.