Thursday 24 May 2018

In Video: Mountain lion takes a walk on the wild side – of LA

TV news helicopters showed it pawing at the door of a home and jumping on to the roof of a shed, then leaping over a fence.

Azusa police contained the big cat until wildlife officers arrived (Screengrab/AP)
Azusa police contained the big cat until wildlife officers arrived (Screengrab/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

A mountain lion roamed through gardens near Los Angeles before wildlife officers tranquilised it.

The lion was spotted on Monday morning in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Azusa, near the San Gabriel Mountains wilderness.

TV news helicopters showed it pawing at the door of a home and jumping on to the roof of a shed, then leaping over a fence.

Azusa police contained the big cat until wildlife officers arrived and used social media to warn residents to stay indoors.

After being tranquilised, the sleeping lion was loaded onto a pick-up truck to be moved out of the neighbourhood.

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