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The lion sleeps tonight…

Guess again! :-)

This afternoon, there were two sightings of mountain lions in San Mateo County – one in Half Moon Bay and one in San Carlos!

The sighting in Half Moon Bay was around 12:30 PM PST near the Coastside Trail. The sighting in San Carlos was around 1 PM in the area of the 2600 block of Edgewood Road, near Edgewood County Park. The big cat was walking on a trail in the area.

Mountain lions are generally solitary animals that try to avoid humans. If confronted by a mountain lion, the advice of the California Department of Fish and Game is to face the animal, make noise, and try to appear LARGER (e.g. raise and wave arms)! Fish and Game officials also advise throwing objects at the animal and fighting back if attacked.

Although both sightings today were at midday, mountain lions are generally most active at dawn, dusk, and at night.

-Bill at Cheshire Cat Photo™

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