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Mountain lion sighted in Woodside

A mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of Farm Road and Woodview Lane in Woodside 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, check out www.keepmewild.org from the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Posted by Chris Bay
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Mar 21, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Remember if you see a Mountain Lion at 3:30 a.m. don't call 911, just go back to bed. This is the Mountain Lions time to be out. Another lucky sighting. Time for an inferred camera.


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Posted by pver
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Isn't that Portola Valley, and not far from the deer kill at Woodside Priory School, which, as we all know, is not in Woodside at all.


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