Video captures mountain lion in San Mateo yard

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Video captures mountain lion in San Mateo backyard

Bay Metropolis Information Service

SAN MATEO — A mountain lion that visited a San Mateo yard in a single day was captured on video, police mentioned Saturday.

A resident noticed the large cat about 6:45 a.m. Saturday on a yard deck within the 4100 block of Alameda de las Pulgas. The animal wasn’t seen after that, police mentioned.

Video exhibits the mountain lion additionally paid a go to the night time earlier than, about 10 p.m. Friday. The animal by no means acted aggressively, police mentioned.

Officers searched the realm Saturday morning however didn’t see the mountain lion.

Whereas it’s uncommon for mountain lions to method people, the San Mateo Police Division has suggestions for staying protected that embrace not feeding deer, which are a magnet for the large cats.

Anybody who sees a mountain lion mustn’t method it, and folks ought to keep away from climbing or jogging by wooded areas when mountain lions are most lively — daybreak, nightfall or at night time.

Dad and mom are suggested to maintain an in depth watch on babies when climbing or touring in or about wooded areas.

Anybody who encounters a mountain lion mustn’t run, however face the animal, make noise and attempt to look larger by waving arms, and throwing rocks or different objects. Babies must be picked up.

For extra details about mountain lions, go to www.keepmewild.org and https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/.

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