Mountain Lion spotted in Emarald Hills area

November 26, 2008 2:39:19 PM PST
A mountain lion sighting was reported early this morning in the unincorporated Emerald Hills area of San Mateo County.

County emergency officials said someone reported seeing a mountain lion in a field near the intersection of West California Way and Jefferson Avenue around 5 a.m.

Sheriff's patrol units searched the area but did not find the animal.

Residents in the area were sent a notice about the sighting through the county's emergency alert system and told to use normal precautions.