On 7/13/2017 at 10:15 PM, a resident in the 300 block of Tunitas Creek Road, In unincorporated Half Moon Bay, observed a mountain lion crossing the roadway - The mountain lion retreated into the adjoining rural area without any human contact, however there are residences in the area.
Residents who live in the area and/or live adjacent rural areas are reminded to keep their domesticated pets indoors during dawn, dusk and evening hours - Close & lock doors at night. please see below for important advice.
Use caution. Here are some important safety tips for you to remember regarding mountain lions: While it would be rare for a mountain lion to approach humans, you can follow a few simple rules to keep you and your family safe:
Do not feed deer. It is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions. If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. Avoid hiking or jogging through wooded areas when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, or at night.
Keep a close watch on small children when hiking or traveling in or about wooded areas. 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.
Keep all pets and pet food INDOORS at night. Even the largest domesticated dogs and cats can be prey to a mountain lion. For more information about mountain lions http://www.keepmewild.orgwww.keepmewild.org