The carnivorous cat was seen in the area of the Mission Blue Center at 475 Mission Blue Drive between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services.
Residents who see a mountain lion are advised to not approach it, especially if it is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will avoid confrontation. The cats are most active at dawn, dusk and at night.
Tonight, the Peninsula Humane Society will host a talk titled "Mountain Lions: Elusive Residents of the Bay Area" to help residents understand the role of the Bay Area's largest wildcats in the region's ecosystem.
The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the humane society's auditorium, located at the southern end of the shelter at 12 Airport Blvd. in San Mateo.