Mall Cat? Mountain Lion Checks Out The Shopping Scene In Santa Rosa

The above video is courtesy of KRON 4 TV.¬†¬†Shoppers in Santa Rosa were greeted by a wildcat who was presumably wondering if there was a Hello Kitty store open. It settled for chilling out in front of Macy’s.

Here’s KRON with a little more on the mountain lion’s day at the mall, which ended safely when California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials successfully tranquliized the cat:

Once the cat was tranquilized, Dr. Quinton Martins was called to tag the cat’s ear. …

So how did he end up at a shopping center?

Dr. Martins says there’s no way to know for sure, but he believes the cat is a young male who might have been roaming through the creeks near mall.