A mountain lion sighting was reported Friday night in Pacifica — not in one in every of San Mateo County’s protected pure areas, however in a suburban tract above Freeway 1.

The report was despatched to town’s police division at round 6:30 p.m., in accordance with an announcement launched by the police Saturday morning. The mountain lion supposedly was seen within the yard of a house on the 1300 block of Crespi Drive close to Oddstat Park. The accuracy of the report — which the police handed alongside to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife — couldn’t be confirmed.

This wouldn’t be the primary time {that a} mountain lion — also called a cougar and technically a Puma concolor — has explored developed areas of this stretch of San Mateo’s rugged coast. In 2016 a big mountain lion was reported on the 700 block of Massive Bend Drive, extra on the outskirts of city.

Along with reporting the sighting, the police handed alongside a number of recommendations on what to do if you happen to do see a mountain lion. Amongst them: “By no means strategy a mountain lion. Give them an escape route.”

John King is a San Francisco Chronicle workers author. E-mail: [email protected]

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