Mountain lion spotted in backyard of Belmont home

FILE: Mountain lion on a rock. (Photo by DEA / C. DANI I. JESKE/De Agostini via Getty Images)

A mountain lion was spotted late Friday in the backyard of a Belmont home, police said.

The animal was seen about 11:45 p.m. near a house in the 2300 block of Coronet Boulevard, in a residential area off Alameda de las Pulgas and about a mile from Barrett Park.

The mountain lion appeared to be a juvenile and didn't seem sick or injured, police said.

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