Mountain Lion Spotted in Rainy Unincorporated Redwood City

Rain didn't prevent the cat from roaming near Palomar Park this morning

A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the vicinity of unit block of Bel Roche Court in Palomar Park.

Officials warn residents not to approach a mountain lion it they spot one, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.

Here are a few tips regarding mountain lions:

  • Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
  • Keep a close watch on small children.
  • If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects.
  • Pick up small children.

For more information about mountain lions click here www.keepmewild.org

Rex March 24, 2012 at 06:03 PM
About six months ago, I found a dead deer on my wooded property not far from this sighting. It was lying on its side with its upper side completely eaten away, and guts strewn about. I assume it was a mountain lion.
Heidi Lenny March 25, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I hope the lion spotted earlier today is able to find food and fade back into the forests above 280. I would not want it to have the same fate as the one shot and killed last March in a RWC backyard. Glad those that spotted it gave it some space.


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