An Arizona Game and Fish Department officer had to shoo away a mountain lion Monday from a home in Oro Valley.

An Arizona Game and Fish Department officer had to shoo away a mountain lion Monday from a home in Oro Valley.

The mountain lion was avoiding the midday heat by hanging out on the home's porch, the department showed in a video posted on Twitter. 

The mountain lion is seen running into the home's fence in an attempt to chase a deer. The department reminded Arizonans that mountain lion sightings usually increase as it gets hotter.

Mountain lion sightings should be reported to 623-236-7201. 

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Stephanie is a Tucson native and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014. She worked for newspapers in Rapid City, South Dakota; Manhattan, Kansas; and Lake Havasu City before moving back to Tucson.