Mountain lion sighting in Oskaloosa

(Courtesy Radio Iowa) – Two people called 911 this past Saturday to say they saw a mountain lion in Oskaloosa.

The Oskaloosa Police Department received a report of a mountain lion sighting on the northeast side of Oskaloosa. According to a press release from the city’s police department, the animal was observed by two residents in the area. Authorities were unable to locate the animal. The press release states residents last saw the animal heading north.

Authorities say people in the area should be observant when they’re outdoors and immediately report any mountain lion sightings to local law enforcement. Police say if you see a mountain lion, back away slowly and never, under any circumstances, approach it.