A mountain lion was spotted in a vacant lot in the Mohr-Martin neighborhood early Monday, making it the third sighting in recent weeks.
The large cat was also spotted in the same area April 14 and again last Sunday.
Around 6:50 a.m. yesterday, a woman said she saw a mountain lion on Martin Avenue near Ternary Drive. Police responded to the incident, but were unable to locate the animal.
Police said these sightings are rare, but that people should use caution if they spot a mountain lion. They suggest that people avoid hiking or jogging alone in parklands or rural areas, particularly at dawn, dusk and at night.
If one is encountered, don't run. Instead, it is advised to face the animal and appear large, make noise and throw rocks or sticks. Police should be contacted as soon as possible to be made aware of the sighting.