The mountain lion was seen traveling along the hillside adjacent to the City Hall/Library facility. It should be stressed that this mountain lion was not acting in an aggressive manner and is not considered an immediate public safety threat.
While mountain lion sightings are rare, residents are reminded to be alert and remain aware of their surroundings. It’s important to remember that although Diamond Bar is located in an urban setting, it is surrounded by open space that is home to a variety of wildlife that traverse the community on a daily basis and sightings may take place at any time or location within the city.
The following is an excerpt from the Department of Fish and Game website:
Staying Safe in Mountain Lion Country
- Do not approach a mountain lion; it is their nature to avoid contact with humans.
- Do not hike, bike, or jog alone and avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
- Keep a close watch on small children.
you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal,
make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or
other objects. Pick up small children.
- If attacked, fight back.
- If a mountain lion attacks a person, immediately call 911.
--Courtesy of the city of Diamond Bar