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 www.keepmewild.org.