A mountain lion was sighted on a Ruby Hill home's yard yesterday.
The homeowner said she spotted the animal around 7:30 a.m. and called police. Officers searched the grounds in the vicinity of the Paladin Way home but were unable to locate the animal.
While these sightings are rare, police urge residents to be cautious. This is the season for mountain lion sightings, police said. They urged the public 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. Sightings should be reported to police immediately.
To learn how to handle an encounter with a mountain lion, visit the city's website at www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us.