Police are warning residents using rural pathways in the Pleasanton area to be on the lookout for mountain lions after a jogger reported running into one Tuesday morning.
A woman jogging on a dirt path near Martin Avenue reported seeing a mountain lion lying in tall grass at about 6:30 a.m., according to the Pleasanton Police Department.
The animal showed no signs of aggression and the woman walked away slowly, police said.
Pleasanton police are warning residents to avoid hiking or jogging alone in rural areas, especially during times mountain lions are known to be most active: at dusk, at night and early in the morning.
Children should be closely monitored at all times in rural areas, police said.
Any mountain lion sightings in the Pleasanton area should be reported immediately to the Police Department at (925) 931-5100.