MARBLE FALLS – Police in Marble Falls have announced that there was a recent unconfirmed sighting of a mountain lion on May 8, 2019, in the early morning hours.
The alleged sighting occurred in a wooded area east of 400 Avenue N, according to MFPD.
“Although it is an unconfirmed event, we want to notify residents in the area so that they may take proper precautions regarding children and pets,” wrote Marble Falls law enforcement on Facebook.
The following safety tips were provided by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department:
Keep children and pets inside from dusk to dawn.
Remove food sources that may attract wildlife.
Store all garbage securely.
Do not feed wildlife, including deer.
Do not approach.
It was also added by the Marble Falls Police Department that mountain lion sightings have occurred in all 254 Texas counties and mountain lions have roaming areas that can reach over 50 miles.
MFPD advises that if residents see a mountain lion, they should not run but instead turn your back, stay calm, and slowly back away while maintaining eye contact with the animal.
If anyone has a mountain lion sighting, please contact the Marble Falls Police Department by calling 9-1-1 or 830-693-3611.
Additional information can be found by calling the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department at 800-792-1112 or visit their website at tpwd.texas.gov.