Sunday
August
30
2015
8:56 am
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Third mountain lion sighting in San Mateo Highlands since July 1
July 14, 2014, 05:00 AM Bay City News Service

A mountain lion was spotted Friday morning near the open space area adjacent to the San Mateo Highlands neighborhood, police said.

According to San Mateo County Alert system, the animal was spotted behind the homes in the 2000 block of Lexington Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. This was the third mountain lion sighting in San Mateo since July 1.

San Mateo police said that because of the city’s proximity to open space areas populated by wildlife, interactions with mountain lions and other non-domesticated animals are a regularly occurring safety concern.

Given the recent big cat sightings, police have offered several safety tips.

To avoid a mountain lion encounter, residents should avoid hiking or jogging through wooded areas at dusk, dawn and at night, when mountain lions are most active, and should keep a close watch over children.

Residents should not leave pet food or any other food outside at night that would attract wild animals.

Anyone who encounters a mountain lion is advised not to run, and should instead face the animal, make a noise and try to look bigger by waving, throwing rocks or other objects at the animal.

For more information on mountain lions, people can visit www.keepmewild.org.

 

 

Tags: mountain, should, mateo, police, lions, animal,


Other stories from today:

San Bruno community honors its ‘Champ’ : Bernabe Lactawen was struck and killed last Sunday
Third mountain lion sighting in San Mateo Highlands since July 1
San Mateo County police reports
 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you think Joe Biden should run for president?

Yes, I like him
Yes, it will give Hillary Clinton some competition
Only if Clinton's campaign starts failing
No, it will distract from Clinton's campaign
No, I don't like him
Doesn't matter, I'm voting Republican

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highway 101 in Burlingame open after power line repair
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Highway 101 is open in both directions with one lane on the northbou..
Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean
HAVANA — Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching part..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County garage sales