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 www.keepmewild.org.