AZUSA (CNS/ NEWS 8) - A mountain lion that was roaming in backyards of an Azusa neighborhood Monday was tranquilized by wildlife personnel.
Police officers went to the 600 block of Virginia Ann Drive about 7 a.m. on a report that the animal -- an adult female that's blind in one eye -- was in a backyard.
Authorities contained the area and monitored the movement of the animal, aided by a drone, the Azusa Police Department reported.
About 9:30 a.m., the 90- to 100-pound big cat was tranquilized and placed in the back of a pickup truck to be safely removed from the neighborhood.
A 91-year-old woman told KNX Newsradio that she was startled to spot the cat from her kitchen window. She said the mountain lion put her face up against a glass door before moving on to a neighbor's property.
The mountain lion will be evaluated with the hopes of being released back to the wild soon.
Officials said the mountain lion weighs about 125 pounds.
While Monday's events may have been a scary experience for some, mountain lion attacks against humans are very rare.
Facebook Video: A mountain lion that was roaming in backyards of an Azusa neighborhood March 26, 2018. (Credit: KCBS)
A mountain lion captured by authorities after roaming in backyards of an Azusa neighborhood March 26, 2018. (Credit: KCBS)
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