A mountain lion was spotted in the hills above San Mateo on Monday morning, county emergency officials said.
The cat was seen near Highway 280 and Bunker Hill Drive at about 8:30 a.m., according to the Office of Emergency services.
Residents are reminded to steer clear of mountain lions, especially those that are feeding or with offspring.
Anyone who encounters a mountain lion up close is advised to face the animal, make noise, try to appear larger by waving your arms, and throw rocks or other objects.
More tips can be found on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's website at www.keepmewild.org.
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