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Mountain Lion Sighting in Woodside

Big cat reportedly seen early this morning.

A mountain lion was seen at 1:20 a.m. this morning walking in the vicinity of of Mountain Home Road and Portola Road in Woodside, according to the San Mateo Non-Emergency Alert System.

Joe Sheridan sent out the message to residents in Woodside, Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde, Ladera and Portola Valley via the 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.

Individuals who wish to receive the alerts can subscribe by visiting the system's website here.

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GD August 02, 2011 at 02:49 PM
They know where the deer are living!!

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