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