GLENDALE -- Residents in Glendale are being warned about mountain lions in response to the third sighting of the dangerous cats within the past 30 days.

Animal-control officials will be handing out fliers and other information today in an area adjacent to the Glendale Sports Complex.

The mountain lion was seen Tuesday sunning itself on the pool deck of a home near the Glendale Sports Complex, adjacent to the Glendale (2) Freeway.

Last month, signs and flyers were distributed at various locations including Deukmejian Wilderness Park and Brand Park.

The State Fish and Game Department was also notified.

Adult male mountain lions may be 8 feet long from nose to end of tail and generally weigh between 130 and 150 pounds. Adult females can be 7 feet long and weigh between 65 and 90 pounds.

Mountain lions are a natural part of the region's environment, and they usually hunt alone at night. Lions are very powerful and normally prey upon large animals such as deer, officials said. Generally, mountain lions are calm, quiet and elusive. An adult male's home range can span over 100 square miles; an adult female has a range between 20 - 60 square miles.

For anyone who encounters a mountain lion, park rangers give this advice:

-- Do not approach a lion; they want to avoid a confrontation.

-- Do not run from a lion (make eye contact, pick up children without
bending down).

-- Do not crouch down or bend over.

-- Do all you can to appear larger (raise your arms, open your jacket, wave arms slowly, talk loudly).

-- Fight back if attacked (throw rocks, use sticks, remain standing).

For additional information, the Glendale Park Rangers can be reached at (818) 334-9042.