Less than a month after a mountain lion pounced on a car in San Jose, another large cat was spotted late Monday night about a mile away in Almaden Valley.
San Jose Police Sgt. John Hutchings said a woman spotted the large cat in the front of her mother's yard along Glenview Drive near Quicksilver Park just before midnight. He's not sure if it's the same cat that jumped on a resident's car on On Oct. 8.
In that case, a neighbor provided surveillance video of a mountain lion jumping on top of a car in the Almaden Valley Country Club neighborhood, which many think may have come from the nearby Almaden County Quicksilver Park.
"She was sitting in her car and she saw a large cat-like animal in front of the house," Hutchings said of the early Tuesday morning sighting about midnight. "And the cat walked around her car, and she called her mother, who called 911, and we responded and when we got here, the cat had already left."
There have been other recent mountain lion sightings in the South Bay as well, including in Portola Valley, Highway 17 and Morgan Hill, all within the last two months.
"They can be very dangerous," he said. "How dangerous, I don’t know. But I wouldn’t want to tangle with one."