Mountain lion spotted in San Mateo Highlands

August 11, 2012 11:37:25 AM PDT
A mountain lion was spotted Friday morning in the San Mateo Highlands, San Mateo County emergency officials said.

The big cat was seen near the 1700 block of Lexington Avenue in unincorporated San Mateo.

The animal was walking through San Francisco Watershed property, officials said.

Officials warn if residents see a mountain lion to not approach it and avoid confrontation.

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