Officials advise that if you see a mountain lion, don't approach it, especially if it is feeding or with offspring. Mountain lions typically avoid confrontation, they say.
Other tips: Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active — dawn, dusk, and at night. If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects. Pick up small children.
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