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2 Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Woodside Just Miles Apart

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WOODSIDE (CBS SF) — Two reports were issued Tuesday for mountain lion sightings in Woodside, just four miles apart from one another, the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services reported.

The first sighting occurred in the 400 block of Raymundo Drive just after 6 a.m. when a cat was seen in the area, emergency officials reported.

A second report occurred Tuesday at 11:20 p.m. when security staff at a home in the 700 block of Mountain Home Road reported seeing the animal.  Responding officials were unable to locate it.

Although nearly 17 hours difference, the two locations where the cats were reported are just about four miles apart with Canada Road linking the two wooded areas.

Emergency officials warn residents who might come in contact with the wild cats to not run from them. Instead, officials advise people to look big and make noise and also throw rocks or other objects near the animal to scare it away. Keep a close eye on small children, officials report.

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

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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