ROSSVILLE, WALKER COUNTY (WRCB) - In Rossville, a mountain lion and her cubs are on the loose and folks are being told to stay inside at night.

Acting on a tip, Channel 3 went to Rossville Estates Mobile Home Park Friday afternoon after receiving a cell phone picture from the security officer.

The picture quality isn't great, but you can certainly tell it's a wild cat.

Security Guard Casey Westra says the mother and cubs were sleeping on an outside sofa last night and he went door to door.

"I went to all the neighbors and told them especially the ones that had outdoor dogs and stuff, and told them," Westra said.

Westra said the cat is probably more afraid of people than vice versa. However, since she does have cubs she could jump into protective mode at any minute.