Mountain Lion

San Mateo Police, Wildlife Crews Alerted To Mountain Lion Sighting

July 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm

SAN MATEO (KCBS Radio) —  A mountain lion sighting in the backyard of a home in San Mateo Monday morning has prompted a response by police and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The sighting was first reported at about 9:35 a.m. in the backyard of a home in the 500 block of Virginia Avenue. Witnesses reported that the animal did not act in a predatory or aggressive manner, but officers asked people to keep children and pets indoors as a precaution.

Shortly after 11 a.m., officers confirmed they located the mountain lion on Alameda de las Pulgas between Crystal Springs Road and Georgetown Avenue, police said.

As of 11:50 a.m., Fish and Wildlife crews arrived and police said they are "working together to quickly and safely resolve this contact for our community and for the mountain lion."

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