Report of Mountain lion sighting in Ladera


Someone reported seeing a mountain lion at about 6 this morning (May 18) in the vicinity of 128 Pecora Way in Ladera, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services.

County authorities offer these tips:

■ If you see a mountain lion, do not approach it, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.

■ Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active — at 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, go to

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Posted by Jackrabbit
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on May 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Well that's what happens when you get up too early (6:00am). Stay in bed a while longer and you won't see any mountain lions. It's the right advice and you'll stay safe.

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Posted by Annabelle
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Why don't they take a picture of it with their cell phone?

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Posted by Stuff it
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on May 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Time to open up a hunt!

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