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 www.keepmewild.org.