A Woodside resident reported seeing a mountain lion at 9 a.m. this morning on the porch of her home in the 200 block of Mountain Wood Lane, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said.
The lion was on the porch about 15 minutes, the woman told deputes. When deputies arrived, the mountain lion left the porch and ran into the hills, they said.
A separate mountain lion sighting took place on Sunday in the same area. That lion had two cubs with it, the Sheriff's Office said.
Most lions avoid confrontation, but the Sheriff's Office gives these tips for people who see a mountain lion:
n Avoid approaching the mountain lion, especially if it is feeding or has offspring with it.
n If you do encounter one, face it, make noise, try to look bigger by waving your hands and throw rocks or other objects. Keep a close watch on small children.
n Avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk and night, when mountain lions are most active.
Bay City News Service