There have been several reports over the last couple weeks of mountain lions attacking pets in the Los Angeles area. Security cameras captured video of lions in neighborhoods in Sun Valley and Burbank, and several pets have been killed. Animal experts say because of the drought, they are coming into the city from the mountains in search of food and water.
A couple tips to keep your pets safe:
Don't feed deer. They attract the lions
Trim brush to reduce hiding places
Keep pets indoors at dawn, dusk and at night
Don't leave pet food outside
Don't leave small children alone outside
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