Mountain Lion In Azusa California Backyards
Mountain Lion In Azusa California Backyards

Mountain Lion Caught Prowling Around In Azusa California Backyards.

A mountain lion with one bad eye wandered into an Azusa neighborhood Monday morning but the large feline’s visit ended about three hours later when a warden shot it with a tranquilizer dart and took the animal back to the forest.

Azusa police ordered residents in the 600 block of West Virginia Ann Drive to remain in their homes during the incident. The neighborhood is west of San Gabriel Avenue and north of Sierra Madre Avenue.

Authorities initially thought the lion was female but a closer look revealed it to be male, according to Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. He described the lion as 125 pounds, with one clouded eye, good muscle tone and over 10 years old.

Sgt. Erin Coulter said someone saw the lion around 6:30 a.m. and called police.

Officer Mike Bires, spokesman for the Azusa Police Department, said the lion jumped a wall into a backyard. Bires was among the officers who kept an eye on the large lion as they waited for a warden from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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