Mountain lion spotted near Stanford University

Watch out budding tech moguls, there is a large furry feline roaming near Stanford University's campus.

A mountain lion was spotted on the south side of the university, near Gerona Road and Junipero Serra Boulevard, about 7:50 p.m. Thursday, officials said.

University safety officials searched the area but there have been no additional sightings reported.

Mountain lions are known to roam the hills near the campus, including the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford's 1,189-acre field research site five miles west of the main campus.

A network of motion-activated infrared cameras has recorded more than 40 photographs and videos of mountain lions in different areas of the preserve between 2009 and 2011.

Trevor Hebert, Jasper Ridge's data manager regularly tweets photos that the cameras pick up.

There have been four mountain lion sightings in recent days in San Francisco. It's believed to be the same animal and is heading south, according to a joint statement from the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

The animal was spotted between June 30 and July 3 heading from the Sea Cliff area to the 1000 block of Gough street and near Lake Merced, the statement said.

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