By Bay City News Service
A mountain lion was spotted on a rural roadway in Portola Valley early Saturday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Someone called to report seeing the wild animal around 1 a.m. near the 3900 block of Alpine Road, a sheriff's official said.
The sheriff's office is reminding people to steer clear of mountain lions if they spot one and to avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk and at night, when the animals are most active.
Anyone who encounters a mountain lion up close is advised to face the animal, make noise, try to appear larger by waving your arms and throw rocks or other objects.
More tips can be found on the California Department of Fish and Game's website.
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