Mountain Lions Spotted Eating Deer in Portola Valley, Soquel - NBC Bay Area

Mountain Lions Spotted Eating Deer in Portola Valley, Soquel



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    Mountain lion spotted eating deer in Soquel, April 18, 2015

    Mountain lions have been spotted roaming around, even eating deer, prompting officials to warn people not to approach the wild animals, especially when they are feeding or with their offspring.

    On Friday, the San Mateo County Alert System notified residents that a mountain lion was located in a driveway on the 1100 block of Westridge Drive in Portola Valley. Authorities believed the deer was killed by a mountain lion.

    Earlier this week, a NBC Bay Area viewer captured a mountain lion eating a deer in Soquel on April 18, near the Santa Cruz mountains.

    Authorities offer a few tips on mountain lion sightings:

    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