The Turlock Police Department is reporting that there has been another mountain lion sighting, this time around 1 a.m. on Tuesday.
A witness reported seeing and hearing a mountain lion on the 1900 block of North Quincy Road at 1:04 a.m., said Turlock police spokesperson Lt. James Silveira.
The witness was an off-duty police officer, who is not with the Turlock Police Department, confirmed Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
Four minutes later, at 1:08 a.m., the California Highway Patrol notified the Turlock Police Dispatch that a mountain lion had been spotted near Santa Fe Avenue and East Zeering Road, said Silveira.
Officers responded to the area, but were unable to located the mountain lion.
This reported sighting comes only days after a dog was reportedly attacked by the mountain lion on the 700 block of Tuolumne Road. Norman Esakhani reported that his dog had been scratched by the mountain lion at his residence around midnight on Friday.
Turlock police officers who responded to the scene were unable to locate the attacking animal or any evidence to confirm that it had been a mountain lion.
One week ago, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Turlock Police Department said they were calling off the search for the mountain lion. Authorities had received seven reports of the mountain lion on Sept. 22 and 23, but all turned out to be unfounded.
Tuesday’s confirmed sighting is the first since approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.
Anyone who sees the mountain lion is asked to call 911 immediately.