AZUSA, Calif. (CBSLA.COM/AP) — Wildlife officers have tranquilized a mountain lion that was roaming through the backyards of some houses in Southern California.
The lion was spotted Monday morning in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Azusa, near the San Gabriel Mountains wilderness.READ MORE: Early Voting For The November Election In Texas Begins Today
TV news helicopters showed the big cat pawing at the door of a home and leaping over a fence.READ MORE: 'I Just Think It's A Bad Dream': Parent Reacts After Pregnant Mother Of 4 Killed On Texas Highway
Azusa police contained the animal until wildlife officers arrived and used social media to warn residents to stay indoors.
Police used a drone to monitor the animal. After being tranquilized, the sleeping lion was loaded onto a pickup truck to be moved from the neighborhood.MORE NEWS: Denton Police Mourning Passing Of Detective Rodney Mooneyham To COVID
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