AZUSA (CBSLA.com) — A large mountain lion was captured Friday after it made its way into an Azusa neighborhood, authorities said.
Game wardens tranquilized and removed the animal for release into the wild.READ MORE: Teens Urged To Get Vaccinated With Eligibility Opened Up To People 16 And Older
Reports began coming in just before 11 a.m. about a “large cat” roaming the neighborhood in the 500 block of East Sixth Street,” the Azusa Police Department said.READ MORE: LA County Parks Re-Opens Its Junior Lake Lifeguard Program
When officers arrived, a neighbor pointed them to the lion, which by then was up a tree, police said.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel arrived and about 1:25 p.m. used tranquilizer darts to immobilize the cougar, which was safely removed from the tree with the help of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, police said.MORE NEWS: Pageant Of The Masters, Newport Beach Jazz Festival Announce 2021 Dates
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