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Diamond Bar Posts Video Series on Living with Wildlife

The city of Diamond Bar has posted a series of videos on its website and YouTube page related to living with wild animals.

The series is called "Coexisting with Wildlife" and features interviews with Rebecca Barboza, an environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, according to the city's newsletter. 

Barboza offers information on mountain lion and coyote habits and gives tips on how residents can wildlife-proof their properties. 

Coyote and mountain lion sightings are fairly common areas surrounded by a good amount of open space, officials said. Last month, a mountain lion was spotted near Diamond Bar City Hall. 

Experts caution residents to keep a safe distance and not to approach the animals if spotted.  Call 9-1-1 is there is an immediate threat.  To report a wild animal that may be a danger to the community, call City Hall at 909-839-7000.

Residents can also complete a brief online form at www.diamondbarca.gov/servicerequest.

“Coexisting with Wildlife” videos can be found on the city's website at www.diamondbarca.gov/wildlife and on the YouTube Page at www. youtube.com/diamondbarca.



Ray Russell December 06, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Very cutesy video ! Please don't forget, the mountain lion you see is a protected specie in the State of California. You can't shot this animal even if you are attacked. It is protected, you aren't ! You must call and wait for DFW or police or City to respond for your call for help. Because of this protection the population of these big cats is growing and you are now and more likely in the future to have an encounter. Please use extreme care if you do see these animals, they are wild and have been known to attack small animals including children and adults as well.
Vito Spago December 06, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Heck, you call the police and all they will do is shoot them.
Me December 11, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Great tips. Keep teaching people about co-existence with our wild animal neighbors.

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