Mountain Lion Seen In Peninsula Residential Neighborhood

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Mountain Lion

A mountain lion. (National Park Service)

EMERALD HILLS, San Mateo County (CBS SF) – A mountain lion was spotted in the Emerald Hills neighborhood of unincorporated San Mateo County early Friday morning, county emergency officials said.

The animal was seen at about 2:50 a.m. in the area of Lakeview Way and Oak Knoll Drive.

Residents are advised to not approach mountain lions, especially if they are feeding or with offspring.

Anyone who encounters a mountain lion should face it, make loud noises and try to appear large and threatening while throwing rocks or other objects at the cat, emergency officials said.

More information about mountain lions can be found online at www.keepmewild.org.

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