Mountain lion seen along Cabrillo Highway in Half Moon Bay

Lonely Planet Images/getty images

A mountain lion was spotted in a Half Moon Bay neighborhood early Sunday morning, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services.

The animal was seen in the vicinity of 900 North Cabrillo Highway about 2 a.m., county officials said.

The sighting was reported to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and deputies searched the area, but they did not find the animal, officials said.

Mountain lion sightings are common in the county, and anyone who encounters one is advised to stay away and call the Sheriff’s Office.

In the event of a confrontation, experts advise facing the animal, trying to appear as large as possible, making noise and throwing objects at it.

More information about mountain lions can be found online at www.keepmewild.org.Bay Area NewsHalf Moon Baymountain lionPeninsulaSan Mateo County

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Approval process for Balboa Reservoir project gets underway

The mixed-use development would turn 17 acres of public land into housing by CCSF

San Francisco LGBTQ rights leader dead at 95

Lyon was married to Del Martin and the couple was the first same-sex couple to be married in the state of California.

Emergency housing made available for domestic violence survivors

Victims of abuse who are trapped during lockdown may have somewhere to turn

Sunset supervisor wants to keep Great Highway car free during crisis

Mar eyes empty roadway as ideal space for bicylists and pedestrians

Most Read