San Mateo: Mountain lion sighting in Laurelwood Park

San Mateo: Mountain lion sighting in Laurelwood Park

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A mountain lion was reportedly seen walking through Laurelwood Park San Mateo Thursday morning, police said.

A witness reported seeing the mountain lion at 11:30 p.m. near the dam, police said. The big cat was described as knee high and light-brown colored.

The witness said the mountain lion was “not aggressive” and was “merely walking through nature,” police said.

Following an extensive search of the area by police officers and a park ranger, the lion was not located. The park was cleared of people in the area until 2 p.m., including several summer camps in the area, police said.

If you see a mountain lion in your neighborhood, please dial 9-1-1.

Photo credit: San Mateo Police Department

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