==I By Bay City News Service
A mountain lion was spotted in an unincorporated part of San Mateo County near La Honda this evening, according to a dispatcher with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
The sighting was reported at about 6 p.m. in the 7500 block of Alpine Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's deputies responded to the area but did not find the animal, the dispatcher said.
Mountain lions usually try to avoid contact with humans. Residents are advised not to approach mountain lions, and try to appear large and make noise if one is nearby. The cats are most active at dawn, dusk and at night.
For more information about mountain lions, visit www.keepmewild.org.