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Another Mountain Lion Spotted Near San Mateo

Police are again reminding area residents to take certain precautions if you see one of these animals around town.

Approximate location of Friday's mountain lion sighting.  Courtesy: Google Maps.
Approximate location of Friday's mountain lion sighting. Courtesy: Google Maps.
San Mateo Police reported Friday another local sighting of a mountain lion-- this one in the unincorporated area of the San Mateo Highlands. 
 
According to a police alert issued Friday night, the animal was spotted around 7:30 a.m. in the area to the rear of the 2000 block of Lexington Avenue,  between Lexington Avenue and Highway 280. 
 
Earlier this week, SMPD sent a statement out to the public addressing concerns since two mountain lions had been spotted in the Peninsula area in less than a week. 
 
Here area some SMPD Safety Tips for dealing with Mountain Lions:

  • If you see a mountain lion or receive a community alert about one in your area, DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation with humans.
  • Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, or at night.
  • Keep a close watch on small children, and supervise children and pets outside in your yards.
  • If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects and pick up small children or pets that could be an intended target.
  • Do not leave pet food or any other food outside at night that would attract wild animals.
  • For more information about mountain lions click here www.keepmewild.org

 
 

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