SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — A San Mateo household obtained fairly a shock when once they checked out their dwelling safety surveillance video Saturday morning. A mountain lion has been prowling round their yard.
San Mateo police mentioned 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. Officers responded to the resident’s 911 name, looking the world however couldn’t find the mountain lion.
Surveillance digicam video revealed the mountain lion had additionally paid a go to to their dwelling the night time earlier than about 10 p.m. Friday. The animal by no means acted aggressive, police mentioned.
Whereas it’s uncommon for mountain lions to strategy 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 strategy it, and other people ought to keep away from mountaineering or jogging by wooded areas when mountain lions are most active-dawn, nightfall or at night time.
Mother and father are suggested to maintain a detailed watch on babies when mountaineering 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.