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Mountain Lion Spotted On Streets Of Woodside

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A mountain lion, like the one pictured above, has been spotted near a San Mateo County elementary school. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

A mountain lion, like the one pictured above, has been spotted near a San Mateo County elementary school. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

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WOODSIDE (CBS SF) – A mountain lion was spotted in Woodside Wednesday morning, the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services reported in an alert.

The cat was seen around 8:45 a.m. near the 100 block of Olive Hill Lane, off of Canada Road.

Sheriff’s deputies searched for the animal, but could not locate it.

Emergency officials warn residents who might come in contact with the wild cats to keep a close eye on small children and not to run in the event of an encounter. Instead, people are advised to appear large, make noise and throw rocks or other objects at the animal to scare it away.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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