Two mountain lion sightings have been reported on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo campus over the past three weeks.
On Monday, a pair of mountain lion cubs were seen about 9 p.m. near the college’s maintenance yard, located along the southwest border of campus near the O’Connor Road entrance, according to a news release from the college.
A mountain lion was also spotted in the same area on Aug 3 in the evening.
“We are asking Cuesta College students and personnel to be very vigilant and aware of their surroundings while on campus, especially in the evenings,” Cuesta College Police Department Chief Joseph Arteaga said.
He recommended anyone parking on campus to avoid roadway perimeters and park in the inner areas of the parking lots.
Police officials said to not turn and run in the event of a mountain lion encounter, but directly face the animal, appear as large as possible and yell.
Anyone who spots a mountain lion is asked to call Campus Safety at 546-3205.