Mountain lion relocated after visit to Los Angeles high school

By Ben Hooper  |  April 18, 2016 at 10:52 AM
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LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- A mountain lion was tranquilized in the yard of a Los Angeles home after it caused a nearby high school to go into lockdown by wandering through campus.

The cougar was first spotted about 7 a.m. Friday near John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills and the school went into lockdown shortly before noon when the animal was spotted wandering around the campus.

Authorities arrived on the scene and found the mountain lion sitting on a wall near the edge of the campus.

The big cat led authorities on a short chase to the yard of a nearby home, where it was tranquilized. Instagram user Katie Mahanes caught video of the mountain lion's capture.

The 3-year-old male mountain lion was examined by a veterinarian and later released back into the wild.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife tweeted a short video of the "groggy" mountain lion's release into the Santa Susana Mountains.

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