Mountain lion sighted in Woodside/Portola Valley


A mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of Farm Road and Woodview Lane in the Woodside/Portola Valley area at approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday (March 21), the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services reported.

The county Office of Emergency Services offers these tips:

■ If you see a mountain lion, don't approach it and call 911;

■ 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

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