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.