A La Crescenta resident reportedly saw a mountain lion Tuesday morning near Rosemont Middle School.
Here's what Patch reader Shawn White said via email:
After dropping my son off at Rosemont this morning, a mountain lion ran across the street in front of me at Glenwood and Franklin at 8 a.m. He proceeded up along the canal to the north. I tried to get a picture of him, but he was moving quickly.
White told Patch he reported the mountain lion about 8:45 a.m. to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, leaving his name and phone number with a deputy.
Deputies were sent to the area to see if the animal was wandering but found nothing, said Sheriff's Lt. Angela Shephard told Patch.
It is possible the animal could be a bobcat, since three were found in La Crescenta backyards earlier this month, Shepherd said.
Residents are urged to call sheriff's deputies immediately if they see a mountain lion or bobcat, Shepherd said.
The animal could be a bobcat, but the photo is too unclear to tell, Andrew Hughan of California Department of Fish & Game told Patch.
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