Mountain lion spotted atop power pole in California prompts warning

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
A mountain lion climbed atop a 35-foot-high wooden pole about two miles south of Cougar Buttes in Lucerne Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.
A mountain lion climbed atop a 35-foot-high wooden pole about two miles south of Cougar Buttes in Lucerne Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.
Courtesy of Peter Day/Victor Valley Daily Press

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA -- A mountain lion was spotted roaming around San Bernardino County Tuesday afternoon, animal control officers said.

Peter Day, a staff writer with the Victor Valley Daily Press, captured a photo of the cougar, which had climbed up a 35-foot-high wooden pole in Lucerne Valley.

Experts said a mountain lion in search of food and water may venture into yards.

Officials are now warning residents to keep small pets indoors and to remove open water and food sources from yards.