Mountain lion spotted near highway in Woodside

October 12, 2011 8:54:50 PM PDT
A mountain lion was spotted near Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside this morning, San Mateo County emergency officials said.

The sighting was reported at 7:39 a.m. near Canada and Runnymede roads.

Mountain lions tend to avoid humans, but as a precaution residents are advised not to hike or jog at dawn, dusk or night when the cats are most active.

More information on mountain lions is available at