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