This is a good reminder that our wildlands are just that–wild. The mustard has reached 10-12′ in some places, we don’t have the same on the ground visibility that we used to, and that can cause unexpected animal encounters. There have been two confirmed sightings of a juvenile mountain lion in Chino Hills State Park in the past week. Where there are juvenile animals … usually there is also a protective momma nearby. Be aware.
We recommend you study up on how to respond if you encounter one and what they look like: tan color and long tail. Don’t confuse them with a bobcat–bobbed tail and speckled fur. Please know that you have a higher likelihood of getting struck by lightning or dying because a vending machine fell on you than dying by a mountain lion attack. There are 16 confirmed attacks (six fatal) in California since 1890. Preparedness is key to survival and safety. Learn more at: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Lion