Small Mountain Lion Sighting Reported in San Mateo

August 15, 2018 Updated: August 15, 2018

A small mountain lion sighting was reported by a resident in San Mateo in the morning August 14th, but police officers did not find the animal after checking the area, police said.

The sighting was reported at about 6:45 a.m. in the area of Fernwood Street and 31st Avenue by a woman who said the mountain lion walked out of view into a backyard and didn’t act aggressive in any way, according to police.

Officers are continuing to search the area for the animal this morning and have notified schools in the area.