- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials have released a mountain lion back into the wild after it walked into a Ventura County mobile home park.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Janice Mackey told the Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/1DYAEJn ) on Saturday that the 75-pound female cat was spotted Friday evening by residents of a mobile home community in Newbury Park.

Officials found the animal hiding under a trailer. Mackey says it was not aggressive and scooted further under the trailer when authorities shined a flashlight at her.

Authorities tranquilized the 14-month-old cat and released it into the wild at an undisclosed location.

Mackey says the cat probably got separated from its family and was searching for territory to call her own.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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