Mountain lion spotted twice in Burbank hillside area

A map shows the approximate location where a mountain lion was spotted in Burbank. (Bing Maps / June 20, 2014)

A mountain lion was spotted roaming in the Brace Park area in Burbank late Wednesday and early Thursday, officials said.

The animal was seen wandering the residential and park area, near Scott Road and Lamer Street about 9 p.m. Wednesday and about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, said Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert.

Burbank police officers arrived on the scene and advised residents in the area to keep children and animals inside.

“One of our guys actually saw it,” Dilibert said.

“What people have to remember is that because of the drought, we have lack of water and animals that are normally up in the hills come down for water and food,” he added.

Residents should also avoid leaving pets' water dishes outside, added Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. 

To report a mountain-lion sighting in Burbank, call Burbank Animal Control at (818) 238-3340 or Burbank Police at (818) 238-3000.

-- Nicole Charky, nicole.charky@latimes.com

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