Tuesday, 5 May 2015
NEWSLINK: CALIFORNIA: Mountain lion roams woman's porch
A Bay Area resident caught some pretty good pictures after a mountain lion showed up on her porch Wednesday morning.
The woman said she saw the mountain lion at about 9 a.m. at her home in the 200 block of Mountain Wood Lane in Woodside, according to the San Mateo sheriff's office.
Sheriff's deputies went to the home, and the mountain lion left the porch and ran into the hills. The big cat was on the woman's porch for about 15 minutes.
Sheriff's officials said a separate unreported mountain lion sighting happened Sunday in the same area. That lion had two cubs with it.
Residents should avoid approaching a mountain lion, especially if it is feeding or has offspring with it, although most lions avoid confrontation, sheriff's officials said.
If a resident does encounter a mountain lion, experts say they should fact it, make noise, try to look bigger by waving their hands and throw rocks or other objects. Residents should also keep a close watch on small children.
Sheriff's officials also suggest that residents avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk and night, when mountain lions are most active.