CAMPUS SAFETY

 

Timely Warning and Immediate Notifications 

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February 9, 2019: Redding (Main) Campus: Mountain Lion Sighting
 
Shasta College Main Redding Campus- Overnight of 2/7/19, a Mountain Lion has been seen in the area of Old Oregon Trail and the college. Be aware of your surroundings and report sightings.
 
Please be aware of your surroundings.
Contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife at 530-225-2300 for assistance if you see the mountain lions.
Contact Shasta College Campus Safety at 530-242-7910 for further assistance, if needed.
 
Safety Tips provided by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife:
Mountain lions are quiet, solitary and elusive, and typically avoid people by nature. However, as human population expands into mountain lion habitat, more frequent sightings may occur and human/mountain lion encounters may increase.
 
Mountain lion attacks on humans are extremely rare. However, attacks have occurred in California. Understanding mountain lion behavior and how to act responsibly in mountain lion country may greatly reduce potential conflict with these majestic animals.
 
-Do not hike, bike or jog alone.
-Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active; dawn, dusk and at night.
-Keep a close watch on small children.
-Do not approach a mountain lion.
-If you encounter a 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.
-If attacked, fight back. Research on mountain lion attacks suggests that many potential victims have fought back successfully with rocks, sticks, garden tools, even an ink pen or bare hands. Try to stay on your feet. If knocked down, try to protect head and neck.
-If a mountain lion attacks a person, immediately call 911
 
 
Sincerely,
Lonnie Seay
Director of Campus Safety
530-242-7910