'Jaywalking' mountain lion eludes capture in San Mateo

‘Jaywalking’ mountain lion eludes capture in San Mateo

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San Mateo police officers responding to an unrelated call saw a mountain lion “jaywalking at the intersection” of W. Poplar Avenue and North El Camino Real early Monday, police said.

The mountain lion sighting occurred at about 1:15 a.m., police said. San Mateo police had a bit of fun with reporting the sighting.

“Likely knowing he was in violation of the State jaywalking code, the mountain lion quickly ran westbound,” police stated on Facebook. “Multiple officers saturated the area and conducted a thorough search of the area; however, they were unable to locate the animal.”

Officers described the mountain lion as 5’-06” in length, 150 pounds, and brown colored.

San Mateo police reported the incident as a precaution and encouraged residents to call 911 if you see a mountain lion in their neighborhood.

Photo: State of California (not the same mountain lion referenced in this story)