The city of Hesperia issued a mountain lion warning Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m., the city used its Connect-CTY automated calling system, along with e-mails, to reach out to residents, warning them of "multiple reported sightings" of a mountain lion in the city.

"Residents are urged to be watchful of children, pets and livestock, especially before and after dusk, and if possible, keep pets in an enclosure at night," the city's message said, in part.

The sighting occurred Monday, near the intersection of Summit Valley Road and Lurelane Avenue, according to city spokeswoman Kelly Malloy.

Residents living near the aqueduct and power line easement should be aware that both are used as highways for wild animals.

Officials warn residents not to approach the mountain lion. Instead, residents should call 911 and notify Hesperia Animal Control at 947-1705.

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