AZUSA, Calif. — Wildlife officers have tranquilized a mountain lion that was roaming through Southern California backyards.
The lion was spotted 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 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 tranquilized, the sleeping lion was loaded onto a pickup truck to be moved from the neighborhood.