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San Bruno PD investigates possible mountain lion sighting near Parkside School

SAN BRUNO (KRON) - Officials are investigating an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion near Parkside School Monday. 

San Bruno police say it happened sometime this morning. 

"We have not received a call from anyone that has seen the animal," San Bruno police said in a statement. 

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has also been called to investigate. 

Here are some helpful tips: 

• Don't feed deer; it is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions.
• Deer-proof your landscaping by avoiding plants that deer like to eat. 
• Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions.
• Don't leave small children or pets outside unattended.
• Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
• Don't allow pets outside when mountain lions are most active-dawn, dusk, and at night.
• Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums and other potential mountain lion prey.
•Do not hike, bike, or jog alone.
• Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active-dawn, dusk, and at night.
• Keep a close watch on small children.
• Do not approach a mountain lion.
• 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.
• If attacked, fight back.

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