A mountain lion was spotted Wednesday on Stancrest Frontage Road, near the 2 Freeway in Glendale, according to police.

The sighting was reported to the Pasadena Humane Society around 1 p.m. by a solo hiker, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

Mountain lions typically avoid human contact, but officials advise residents to exercise precaution and not run away from the animal if they come in its path. Instead, they advise residents to face the mountain lion and make loud noise and throw rocks or other objects.

Lorenz said tick-or-treaters and Glendale residents shouldn't be worried.

"They have nothing to fear," he said. "These animals don't like humans and they don't like activity."

If you see a mountain lion, call the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4911.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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