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Mountain Lion Seen Roaming in Portola Valley Wednesday

The big cat was seen roaming in the 500 block of Westridge Drive in a rural residential neighborhood.

A mountain lion was spotted in San Mateo County's Portola Valley area Wednesday evening, according to emergency officials.

At about 7:15 p.m., the big cat was seen roaming in the 500 block of Westridge Drive, in a rural residential neighborhood.

Residents are advised not to approach mountain lions, and should avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk, and night, when the animals are most active. If a mountain lion is encountered, emergency officials advise residents to try to appear large and make noise.

More information about mountain lions can be found at www.keepmewild.org.

---Bay City News

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