Community Alert – Mountain Lion Sighting and Safety Tips

This isn’t our neighborhood but I thought you early morning runners and bikers might appreciate a heads up.

COMMUNITY ALERT
CITY of SAN MATEO POLICE DEPARTMENT

200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403
www.cityofsanmateo.org

At About 11 pm on Sunday night June 5, a mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of Laurel Creek Drive and W. Hillsdale Boulevard.

If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.

Here are a few tips:

Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk at night.

Keep a close watch on small children.

If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects.

Pick up small children.

For more information about mountain lions click here www.keepmewild.org

This ‘Community Information’ is being sent to you by The Public Information Office of the San Mateo Police Department. We at the SMPD take pride in alerting our community partners about activities and current events relevant to neighborhood incidents.

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Please help us make your neighborhood safer and take a stand against crime. Please report all criminal behavior, join a neighborhood watch program, and help anyone that might fall victim to a crime. If a Neighborhood Watch doesn’t exist on your block, you can start one with help from SMPD. For additional information about the City of San Mateo Neighborhood Watch Program, call Sergeant Dave Norris at (650)522-7626 or visit our web www.cityofsanmateo.org

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