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Portola Valley: Report of mountain lion sighting on Westridge Drive

Another sighting in Ladera is reported Saturday night

A day after a deer carcass was found in the driveway of a home on Westridge Drive in Portola Valley, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office received a report Saturday of a mountain lion sighting on the street.

Someone reported seeing a mountain lion in the vicinity of 700 to 900 Westridge Drive in the late afternoon of Saturday, April 25, the Sheriff's Office reported.

On Friday morning, April 24, a deer carcass was found in a driveway of a home in the 1100 block of Westridge Drive, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said they think the deer was killed by a mountain lion.

At 11 p.m. Saturday, the Sheriff's Office received another report of a mountain lion sighting in the vicinity of Mimosa Way and Morro Vista Lane in Ladera.

Here are tips for what to do 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.

● Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active — dawn, dusk, and at night.

● Keep a close watch on small children.

● 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.

For more information about mountain lions, go to www.wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild.

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