On Thursday afternoon in Brentwood, a mountain lion that had evaded officials for hours was eventually caught in a garden.
Around 10:30 a.m., Los Angeles police officers were called to Gretna Green Way and San Vicente Boulevard to react to reports of a huge cat.
Sky5 footage shows that during a cougar hunt, police closed off a part of the Brentwood Country Club and the Brentwood Science Magnet, which is close by.
Officials from Fish and Wildlife Arrived
Sky5 finally saw the big cat around 1:25 p.m., when it came out of the bushes and went toward the golf field.
After being shot twice with tranquillizer darts, the puma ultimately fell asleep in the backyard of a house, where wildlife officers were able to catch it.
The adult mountain lion was loaded into a pickup truck and driven away. It wasn’t collared or tagged, but authorities said it would ultimately be released into the Angeles National Forest.
Capture of Cougar was “Difficult”
Given how densely packed this residential neighbourhood is, he added, “Anytime wildlife moves from backyard to backyard, it’s going to offer new issues.”
In spite of the fact that seeing animals in a neighbourhood might be “alarming,” the mountain lion is the animal that is most frightened, according to Tiffany Yap, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity.
According to her, cougars like the one that was photographed today like to stay away from houses, schools, and other public areas.
When they do arrive, it’s often because development and highways have destroyed or fragmented what little of their habitat remains.