Roaming Mountain Lion Puts Azusa Neighborhood on Lockdown

Bowen Xiao
By Bowen Xiao
March 26, 2018US News
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Roaming Mountain Lion Puts Azusa Neighborhood on Lockdown
Roaming Mountain Lion Puts Azusa Neighborhood on Lockdown. (Screenshot)

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A large mountain lion was spotted roaming the backyards in an Azusa neighborhood in California.

The beast was first discovered around 7 a.m. at a home located on the 600 block of West Virginia Ann Drive on Monday morning, March 26.

Authorities used a drone to monitor the animals’ movements while officers closed in on the perimeter around the area, CBS reported.

The animal was safely tranquilized at around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

“Azusa lion safely tranquilized and Secured for transport, will return to suitable habitat,” the California Department of Fish and Wildlife staff tweeted.

Residents in the neighborhood were told to stay inside their homes during the incident.

Deborah Moore, 65, was one of the first locals to spot the beast. She was walking home when she saw it standing in her front yard.

The video below shows the mountain lion being caught:

“I was stunned and amazed at the beauty. I didn’t feel scared, it didn’t seem like it was aggressive,” Moore told the Los Angeles Times. “We just had a kind of staring contest and I didn’t want to take off and have it chase me or something.”

There were no reports of any injuries.

 

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