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Mountain Lion Sighting Reported in Woodside

Patch file photo of a mountain lion.
Patch file photo of a mountain lion.
A mountain lion sighting was reported in Woodside Sunday morning, according to San Mateo County emergency officials. 

The cat was spotted at about 9 a.m. in the vicinity of the 100 block of Phillip Road, emergency officials said. 

Residents who encounter a mountain lion are advised to not approach the animal, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. It's also a good idea to avoid jogging when mountain lions are most active, including at dawn, dusk and at night. 

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

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J March 24, 2014 at 10:20 AM
It's Woodside. There are mountain lions. I hope no one with a gun responded to the fool who called the sighting in to "authorities." If you can't deal with living near wildlife that were there first, take your millions and buy a home somewhere other than Woodside.

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