Oakland police have received an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion spotted about 11 a.m. today, Thursday, in or near the 5900 block of Merriewood Drive in Oakland's Montclair district, according to a community announcement from Oakland Police Department Lt. Christopher Bolton.
"The caller stated that the animal ran away shortly after being spotted," the announcement says.
"At this time, no threat to public safety is perceived."
The OPD recommends the following websites for more information on ountain lions and mountain lion sightings:
If you've spotted a mountain lion, you can add the location to Patch's mountain lion map.
Published Dec. 5, 2013, 1:25 p.m.; updated Dec. 6, 12:31 a.m.