Gilbert residents report seeing mountain lion in neighborhood

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GILBERT, Ariz. -- Some Gilbert residents have reported seeing a mountain lion roaming through their neighborhood.

Three residents living in the community north of Ocotillo Road and between Recker and Power roads reported four sightings of what they believe to be a mountain lion walking through the Trilogy Community in Gilbert.

The sightings occurred between May 31 and June 21.

According to the Gilbert Police Department, the mountain lion was seen in the backyard of a home in the 4100 block of East Nightingale Lane at 6:55 a.m. on May 31.

The next sighting was reported on June 3 at 6:16 p.m. after the mountain lion was seen walking through the neighborhood near East Blue Spruce Lane and South Lombardy Way.

At 3:22 p.m. on June 21, the mountain lion was seen in the backyard of a home in the 4600 block of East Blue Spruce Lane. The mountain lion was later seen at 5:58 p.m. running toward a green belt in the area.

There are no reports of aggression toward humans or pets.

Gilbert police officers responded to the calls but were unable to locate the animal.

Residents are urged to call 911 if they observe the animal near populated areas.