Wandering mountain lion captured in home backyard

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Pasadena news, California news.

California authorities announced the capture of a mountain lion that was wandering around homes in Pasadena since last Thursday.

The cougar was located in a neighborhood about two miles from the foothills of the Angeles National Forest. "Generally, coming down to Pasadena that far is a little unusual," said Pasadena Police Lieutenant Max Dahlstein. Several videos of the mountain lion have emerged as it wandered around the area's homes.

The animal was captured in a resident's backyard. It was napping under a tree when California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials tranquilized it and were able to capture it.

The animal was reportedly taken to a specialized facility for veterinary examination.