Residents have reported spotting mountain lions twice within 24 hours, and police issued a reminder Monday to parents and homeowners to make sure small children and pets are not left unattended.
People reported seeing a mountain lion on Summit Avenue and on Morningstar Drive. The animal is described as fully grown and weighing about 120 to 140 pounds. Police said it may be the same mountain lion that was spotted in Sonora about this time last year.
Police said the big cats are often spotted in the area, and they usually linger for a short time before moving on.
Anyone spotting a mountain lion should contact local law enforcement or the Department of Fish and Game.