(KRON) — A mountain lion was spotted in the area of Vanessa Drive and South Grant Street, the San Mateo Police Department confirmed at 8:42 a.m. on Friday.
At 6:19 a.m., a report was made to SMPD regarding a mountain lion in the backyard of a home in the 600 block of 16th Avenue. Located just off Highway 101, the mountain lion was seen roaming near the Crossroads San Mateo shopping center, according to several residents in the area.
“The mountain lion was not hostile toward humans and appeared to be traveling along Leslie Creek,” San Mateo police said.
At 10:05 a.m., police reported they were unable to find the mountain lion in the area.
Police had advised residents to stay inside their homes.
San Mateo authorities said to call the police if a mountain lion is seen.