Emerald Lake: Another mountain lion spotted


A mountain lion was seen feeding in the Emerald Lake Hills area Monday night - the third such sighting in the area this month - according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services.

The animal was seen at about 11 p.m. in the vicinity of Oak Knoll Drive near Canyon Road, the same streets where a wildcat was spotted two weeks ago.

As recently as Wednesday night, a mountain lion was spotted in the same area near the 3800 block of Hamilton Way.

Residents are advised not to approach mountain lions, to avoid hiking or jogging when the cats are most active - at dawn, dusk and night - and to keep a close watch on small children.

Mountain lions generally try to avoid confrontation, but residents who encounter the animal should not flee, but rather face the animal, make noise, and try to appear larger with arm waving.

More information about mountain lions is available at

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Posted by Renee F.
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

My friend and my dog had a Mountain Lion charge them on Saturday July 18th on the backside of lower Emerald Lake. It WAS reported to the sheriffs dept. Not sure why this is not in the news at all.
We were told not to walk in early mornings or dusk or at night time.
People in the area should know that is actually charged at my friend and dog. He had his eyes on our dog the whole time he was running towards them. My friend put our dog behind his legs and was yelling and whipping the leash around. The Mt. lion vered off about 6-7 ft from them and ran into a neighbors yard.

SO do NOT walk alone or at night or dusk in the area!!

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