Mountain lion spotted on Burlingame golf course

July 31, 2011 11:58:06 AM PDT
A mountain lion was seen walking the links on a golf course in unincorporated Burlingame this morning, San Mateo County officials said.

The big cat was spotted at about 4:25 a.m. walking across Crystal Springs Golf Course, which borders the San Francisco State Fish and Game Wildlife Refuge west of Skyline Boulevard, officials said.

Golfers and hikers alike should never approach a mountain lion, especially those that appear to be feeding or accompanied by offspring.

Game officials warn residents to never run from a cougar but to face it, make lots of noise, and try to appear bigger by waving arms.

Always keep a close eye on children and pick them up immediately if an encounter with a mountain lion occurs.

More information on mountain lions can be found at www.keepmewild.org.


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