Mountain lion captured in California town returned to the wild
The Associated Press
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion spotted in a Santa Barbara backyard has been captured for return to the wild.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the lion was spotted at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the heavily wooded yard bordering the Santa Barbara Golf Club, about two blocks north of U.S. 101.
A department statement says wildlife officers determined the young, male lion could not be chased back into the wild, and so it was tranquilized at about 12:30 p.m.
The approximately 100-pound lion was taken to Los Padres National Forest for release.
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