Hiker reports mountain lion sighting


A hiker reported seeing a mountain lion in the Portola Valley area Saturday morning.

The hiker said he spotted the big cat shortly before 11 a.m. in the area of the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, approximately three miles from the Razorback Ridge trailhead, San Mateo County sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies who came to the area were unable to locate the mountain lion.

If you see a mountain lion:

■ Pick up small children

■ Do not approach it, especially if it is feeding or with offspring.

■ Do not run. Face the animal, make noise, throw rocks and try to look bigger by waving your arms.


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Posted by PV Resident
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Oct 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Noise is huge. I just read an article about a mountain lion in southern CA that was scared off by the sheriff's siren. Wouldn't it be nice if our law enforcement would do that? Yea yea, I know, we wouldn't know that it ran far from people. For those of you in PV, Woodside, etc that don't realize it, these wild creatures walk just out of our site all the time. They are usually too good at hiding for us to see them.

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Posted by Jamie Spencer
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Oct 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Have there been any reports of the lions attacking horses in pasture?

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