Large mountain lion removed from backyard of Pasadena home

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PASADENA (CNS) – An 80- to 100-pound mountain lion was removed from the backyard of a Pasadena home and taken for medical evaluation, authorities said today.

The mountain lion was spotted about 6:20 p.m. Thursday outside the residence in the 1600 block of Lake Avenue, according to Pasadena city officials.

Police set up a perimeter around the home, and Animal Control and California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers arrived and safely removed the mountain lion, officials said. No injuries were reported.

According to Lisa Derderian of the city of Pasadena, the animal appeared to be sick and may have been looking for water in the residential neighborhood, which is several miles from the foothills.

The cat was to be medically evaluated, and it could be tagged for identification and tracking purposes before being released into the wild, Derderian said.

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