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Mountain Lion Sighted in Woodside Sunday Night

Big cat seen walking around residential area in early evening.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday night, a mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of 350 Jane Road in Woodside, according to a message sent out today by John Kovach to the San Mateo County Alert System.

The alert dispensed the following advice:

If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.

Here are a few tips:

Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.

Keep a close watch on small children.

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.

Pick up small children.

For more information about mountain lions click here.

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