Mountain lion captured in Devore, California

12:32 PM PDT on Thursday, September 16, 2010

Game wardens have tranquilized a mountain lion in Devore and are taking the animal deeper into the San Bernardino Mountains after it caused a stir this morning by prowling outside a house near a school bus stop.

“He’s in the back of my pickup truck … sleeping it off,” said Kevin Brennan, of the California Department of Fish & Game. “We’ll just be returning him up the hill.”

The big cat was first noticed about 6:30 a.m. in a tree outside a house along Marion Lane in Devore, a foothill community beside Interstate 15 between northwestern San Bernardino and the Cajon Pass. The resident summoned deputies who called state Fish & Game wardens.

At 10:20 a.m., the gregarious critter was dosed with tranquilizer darts.

“It took a couple of shots,” said Brennan. “He didn’t go down on the first dart.”

The young male — estimated to be less than 2-½ years old — caused no major trouble. He merely was being a mountain lion, but was too close to town and children, Brennan said.

–Richard Brooks rbrooks@PE.com
bigcatrescue.org

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