Mountain Lions Spotted Near Front Door of Sierra Madre Home
SIERRA MADRE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Residents are being cautioned after two large mountain lions were spotted near the front door of a home in Sierra Madre.

A homeowner, who wished to remain unidentified, found the statuesque cougars resting in the entryway of her home along the 600 block of Camillo Road at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The animals were several feet from her front door.

The cats, each weighing about 180 pounds, were chased back up the hill by police, officials said. No injuries were reported.

Wildlife encounters are common in the area, which lies in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Experts say if you cross paths with a mountain lion, don't run; don't crouch or bend, and make yourself as big and noisy as possible.

If you're attacked, experts say you should fight back.

Residents are urged not to hike alone and keep children close.