80-pound mountain lion tranquilized in San Mateo neighborhood

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 public was advised to remain in their homes and keep children and pets indoors, police said.
Source: Local News