Mountain lion seen in San Francisco neighborhoods

A mountain lion was seen on the streets of San Francisco Tuesday morning, the city’s animal welfare agency reported.

The initial viewing on home surveillance video showed the lion walking past a row of houses on the 300 block of Gaven Street in the Portola neighborhood, southwest of intersection 280/101 at 3:50 a.m.

Later that morning, a person reported seeing a lion – believed to be the same – near Bernal Heights Park, on the other side of Interstate 280, about half a mile from Gaven Street.

San Francisco Animal Care and Control spokeswoman Deb Campbell said there were no plans to capture the animal.

“Either it’s under a bush waiting to leave town, or it’s already gone,” she said. “Mountain lions are pretty hard to pin down. You don’t want to annoy people. “

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