Officials urge caution after mountain lion spotted in Huntsville

July 24, 2018

HUNTSVILLE — A mountain lion has been spotted twice in Huntsville in the last week, police say. 

A mature mountain lion was most recently spotted Monday evening near the entrance to Cemetery Point, according to a news release from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office

The deputies who responded to the call were unable to see the lion but heard several growls, the sheriff’s office said. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources personnel were called to the area, but did not locate the lion. 

Wildlife officials will be in the area looking for the lion Tuesday. 

Police advised people to be cautious and aware of their surroundings while in the area. If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run or approach it, and try to make yourself appear as large as possible by waving your arms or a jacket. Avoid squatting or bending over in front of a mountain lion, as it makes you appear more like prey, the National Park Service says

Anyone who spots the lion should contact Weber County Emergency Dispatch at 801-395-8221. 

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