A mountain lion was wandering this Valley neighborhood

Some Tulare residents found a mountain lion wandering in their neighborhood on Saturday night, according to a Tulare Police Department Facebook post.

Several people called authorities about the big cat in the area of Ben Franklin Avenue and Laspina Street around 9 p.m.

Game wardens from the California Department of Fish and Game and a biologist were called to the area. After a long search, the mountain lion was found resting in bushes near Burton Avenue and Mountain View Street.

It was tranquilized safely, according to police, and will be taken to the mountains and released back into the wild.

The biologist told police the lion was between 2 and 3 years old and weighed between 80 and 100 pounds.

Tulare police say mountain lion was found wandering a neighborhood on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Tulare Police Department
Ashleigh Panoo: 559-441-6010, @AshleighPanoo