Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the dog was killed. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office later clarified the dog is not dead and is expected to make a full recovery.
SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Authorities say a mountain lion attacked a dog in the town of Woodside on Wednesday night.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said deputies couldn’t find the reported mountain lion when responding around 10 p.m. to the area of Raymundo Dr. and Marva Oaks Dr.
Deputies continue to check the area and ask that residents report any mountain lion sightings while staying away from the animal.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife advises keeping pets indoors when mountain lions are most active, which is typically dawn, dusk and at night.
The department also says to bring pet food inside so it does not attract potential prey for mountain lions, like raccoons.