Police warn residents after mountain lion spotted in Daly City neighborhood

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Police warn residents after mountain lion spotted in Daly City
A mountain lion sighting in Daly City on Monday afternoon prompted police to warn residents near Westmoor Park neighborhood to stay indoors.

DALY CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- Police officers and Department of Fish and Wildlife staffers are keeping watch on a Daly City neighborhood this evening, after a resident spotted a mountain lion in her yard Monday.

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Laurie Golub made the discovery around 9 o'clock, when she and her dogs stepped into their backyard on Westmoor Avenue, and the dogs immediately began barking.

"As I approached the tree in our backyard, I noticed a very long bushy tail, so I went under the tree and I looked up, and there was a huge mountain lion looking down at me. I ran and screamed and I was able to get the dogs back inside, and slammed the door."

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The Golub's say they've seen coyotes in their neighborhood before, but never a mountain lion.

Of course, experts say it's not a great idea to run away from a mountain Lion -- it's best to make yourself as big as possible and back up slowly.

Residents are being asked to keep pets and children inside.

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