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A mountain lion was wandering this Valley neighborhood

What do to if you meet a mountain lion

​​Mountain lions are generally calm, quiet, and elusive. People rarely get more than a brief glimpse of a mountain lion in the wild. Lion attacks on people are rare, with fewer than a dozen fatalities in North America in more than 100 years.
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​​Mountain lions are generally calm, quiet, and elusive. People rarely get more than a brief glimpse of a mountain lion in the wild. Lion attacks on people are rare, with fewer than a dozen fatalities in North America in more than 100 years.

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.

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Tulare police say mountain lion was found wandering a neighborhood on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Tulare Police Department

Ashleigh Panoo: 559-441-6010, @AshleighPanoo


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