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Two mountain lions seen near Canada College

Lions spotted in Woodside Wednesday afternoon

Two mountain lions were seen near the west side entrance to Canada College in Woodside around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 9), county officials said.

Officials advise that if you see a mountain lion, don't approach it, especially if it is feeding or with offspring. Mountain lions typically avoid confrontation.

Dan Bennett of the county Office of Emergency Services gives these 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, visit www.keepmewild.org.

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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 10, 2011 at 9:50 am

That explains why we haven't seen as many deer at Edgewood Open Space as before. . .


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Posted by Steve C
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Well. At least they are smart enough to avoid eating poisoned ground-squirrels.


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