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Mountain lion caught in net near California bowling alley

By Ben Hooper
Mountain lion caught in net near California bowling alley
A mountain lion captured Sunday in San Dimas, Calif. KTLA-TV video screenshot

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Authorities in California said they captured a young mountain lion found stalking a town's streets near stores and a bowling alley.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the small mountain lion was spotted wandering near a bowling alley in San Dimas about 7:45 p.m. Sunday and deputies kept watch over the wild animal while awaiting assistance from animal control officers.

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Sheriff's Lt. Thomas Reid told the Los Angeles Times an official with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control used a net to capture the mountain lion without the use of tranquilizers just after 8:30 p.m.

Officials said the California Department of Fish and Game is expected to take custody of the lion Monday.

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