WOODSIDE (CBS SF) – A mountain lion was spotted walking along a Woodside road Monday night, San Mateo County emergency officials said.

The big cat was seen near the 400 block of Old La Honda Road around 9:15 p.m.

Residents were advised to not approach a mountain lion, especially one that is feeding or with offspring.

Safety officials also advised avoiding hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk and night when mountain lions are most active. Small children should stay away from the cats.

If residents encounter a mountain lion, safety officials said not to run, but to face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving arms and throwing rocks or other objects.

Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation, safety officials said.

More information about mountain lions is available at


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  1. Darwin says:

    This has to be the 5th or 6th mountain lion spotted in Woodside story I’ve seen on CBS5 in the last month or two. WE GET IT ALREADY!!!! THERE ARE MOUNTAIN LIONS IN WOODSIDE!!!! CALL US BACK WHEN ONE EATS SOMEONE!!!!

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