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Portola Valley: Mountain lion spotted Monday night

A resident of Portola Valley spotted a mountain lion heading toward Portola Green Circle in the Brookside Park neighborhood at about 9:25 p.m. on Monday, April 11, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies checked the area where the lion was reported to have crossed a road.

In mountain lion encounters, experts recommend standing your ground, staying calm, and making yourself look as large as possible.

The lion may just be curious, they say, so give it a chance to leave and don't antagonize it, but look around for possible weapons you can use in the event of an attack.

Go to this link for more information on mountain lions.

Comments

Posted by tom h, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

LEAVE THE MOUNTAIN LIONS ALONE. NO MORE KILLING OF OUR WILD LIFE.
THE REDWOOD CITY KILLING WAS JUST A TESTIMONY THAT THESE GUYS ARE WIMPS AND UNTRAINED WITH ANIMALS. IT DID NOT NEED TO BE KILLED. i mean come on six against one loaded with dart guns!


Posted by Fred, a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

Too bad some people are simply obtuse with regard to predators. Tranq's take time to take effect and medicated animals are unpredictable and more dangerous. It will only be a matter to time until a child is taken by the cats that can not be re-located.


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