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Mountain Lion Spotted in Portola Valley

Authorities uncertain where animal went.

(BCN) A mountain lion was seen in the Portola Valley and Skyline area in San Mateo County Saturday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

The big cat was spotted by a hiker shortly before 11 a.m. in the area of the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve approximately 3 miles from the Razorback Ridge trailhead, officials said.

Sheriff's deputies called to the area were unable to locate the mountain lion.

If you see a mountain lion:

  • Pick up small children
  • Do not approach it, especially if it is feeding or with
  • offspring.
  • Do not run. Face the animal, make noise, throw rocks and try to
  • look bigger by waving your arms.

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