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Mountain Lion Spotted Near San Mateo

The animal was seen Monday morning.

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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eeeeeee April 08, 2013 at 07:57 PM
does anyone know whether it was on the north or south side of bunker hill?
Mike April 09, 2013 at 02:20 AM
don't kill them! There in there habitat and just trying to live.
Gerry Mazloum April 09, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Leave the poor cats alone. Maybe they will reduce the population of those stupid deer that everyone keep hitting.

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