Cougar spotted in Woodside 2nd sighting in month

January 23, 2011 12:13:23 PM PST
A mountain lion was spotted in Woodside, near Interstate Highway 280, on Saturday night, emergency officials said.

The cougar was seen at about 9:15 p.m. near 386 Raymundo Drive. The sighting marks the second big cat spotted in the town this month.

Residents who see a mountain lion are advised not to approach it, especially if the cat is feeding or with offspring.

The San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services recommends that people keep a close watch on small children and avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk, or night, when the animals are most active.

For more information about mountain lions, visit www.keepmewild.org.

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