Mountain lion spotted near homes in San Mateo County 

A mountain lion was spotted in a residential neighborhood in Woodside on Sunday evening, San Mateo County emergency officials said Monday.

The cat was seen in the area of 350 Jane Road at about 7:15 p.m.

Mountain lions do not tend to confront humans, but authorities recommend that residents avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk and at night, when the animals are most active.

In the event of a mountain lion encounter, wildlife officials recommend facing the animal, making noise, trying to appear larger by waving arms, and throwing rocks or other objects.

More information on mountain lions is available through the state Department of Fish and Game at www.keepmewild.org.

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