Update [Sept. 18, 2:10 p.m.] UCSB sent out another emergency notification at 2:05 p.m. about another sighting of a mountain lion, this time by Devereux Lagoon. According to the alert, police are in the area and California Fish and Wildfire have been alerted.

Update [Sept. 18, 9:50 a.m.]: There have been no additional mountain lion sightings as of 9:39 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to an updated emergency alert. Warning signs at Campus Point remain in place.

Update [Sept. 17, 6:40 p.m.]: UCSB sent out an update at 6:30 p.m. regarding the mountain lion sighting by Campus Point, announcing that while there had been no additional sightings of the mountain lion and the UCSB Police Department was patrolling the area, there would likely be no all clear given until the morning.

UCSB sent out an emergency notification to students at 4:48 p.m. late Tuesday afternoon, warning of a sighting of a mountain lion near Campus Point. 

The mountain lion was seen “near the lagoon and service turnaround,” according to the emergency alert. 

According to the alert, police are in the area and California Fish and Wildlife have been alerted as well. In the 6:30 p.m. update, the university said that warning signs had been put up in the area. 

The alert warned students to continue to avoid the area. 

This story will be updated.


Sanya Kamidi
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