Sierra Madre Residents on Alert After Two Mountain Lions Spotted at House

The two cats were caught on video as they lounged just outside the front door

By Robert Henry and Toni Guinyard
|  Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011  |  Updated 10:17 AM PDT
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Two mountain lions relax early Tuesday outside a Sierra Madre home.

Two mountain lions relax early Tuesday outside a Sierra Madre home.

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A public safety alert will be put out to residents in Sierra Madre Tuesday after two large mountain lions were spotted overnight, said police.

The two big cats were camped out in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Camillo Street at around 12:30 a.m.

“The two mountain lions stayed in the area for about 15 minutes until our officers ran them back up into the hills,” said Sgt. Joe Ortiz, of the Sierra Madre Police Department.

The animals were very large, and probably each weighed around 200 pounds, according to officers. The homeowners, who have lived at the home for nearly 20 years, said they've seen bears and bobcats, but nothing like these cats.

“One 15-year veteran of our department said the two mountain lions were the biggest she’s ever seen in Sierra Madre,” said Sgt. Ortiz.

The agency issuing the alert to residents will be determined later Tuesday morning, said police.

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