Four mountain lion sightings have been reported recently in San Francisco.
The same cat appears to be the lone feline involved in all the sightings, said a statement from the Presidio Trust, National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control.
Three of the sightings came from members of the public, but experts did not confirm them. The fourth, which showed an adult mountain lion, was recorded by a neighborhood security camera.
On June 30, the big cat was spotted by a camera in Sea Cliff above China Beach and also in the western Presidio, near Washington and Lincoln boulevards close to the ocean, said Presidio Trust spokeswoman Dana Polk. The next day it moved on to Gough Street, near Lafayette Park. Two days later there was a sighting in southwest San Francisco near Lake Merced, she said.
The animal's tour of San Francisco might well be over by now. It was last spotted on July 3 and seems to be moving south. Officials noted that sightings regularly occur in undeveloped parts of Marin and San Mateo counties.