A mountain lion was spotted near the 500 block of Westridge Drive in Portola Valley at around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23,, county emergency officials report.
Officials offer these tips:
● Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active -- dawn, dusk, and at night.
● If you see a mountain lion, do not approach it, especially one that is feeding or with offspring, . Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.
● 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.
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