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Is a Mountain Lion Hanging Out in Your Neighborhood?

How to tell--and what to do if you spot one.

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After a family saw a mountain lion in their Irvine backyard, The San Bernardino Sun put together this helpful guide to the big California cats. Read on to learn how to identify cougar tracks and scat, how to scare one away, and some fascinating facts to boot (did you know they can run up to 40 mph?).