A roaring thanks to @SanMateoPD and @CaliforniaDFW for helping to safely capture a mountain lion in our City this afternoon! The puma will be relocated and tracked by @santacruzpumas pic.twitter.com/NHSE8dTpy9
— City of San Mateo (@CityofSanMateo) July 16, 2018
Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle:
A mountain lion was spotted walking around the backyard of a San Mateo home Monday morning and after almost a full day of attempting to safely corral the puma, wildlife officials successfully tranquilized it, authorities said.
San Mateo police officers responded to the call at about 9:30 a.m. and proceeded to search for the animal, which was estimated to be about 80 pounds, said Peter Tira, a spokesperson for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
About two hours later, police located the animal less than a mile away on Alameda De Las Pulgas between Crystal Springs Road and Georgetown Avenue.
The cat is expected to be relocated after it’s examined and fitted with a collar at UC Santa Cruz.