Mountain lion spotted in Emerald Hills neighborhood

August 16, 2013 12:34:15 PM PDT
A mountain lion was spotted in the Emerald Hills neighborhood of unincorporated San Mateo County early Friday morning, county emergency officials said.

The animal was seen at about 2:50 a.m. in the area of Lakeview Way and Oak Knoll Drive.

Residents are advised to not approach mountain lions, especially if they are feeding or with offspring.

Anyone who encounters a mountain lion should face it, make loud noises and try to appear large and threatening while throwing rocks or other objects at the cat, emergency officials said.

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