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Cat-and-mouse game: Mountain lion roams California backyards

This Monday, March 26, 2018 aerial image made from video provided by KABC-7 shows a mountain lion darting from one residential house into another in in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Azusa, Calif. near the San Gabriel Mountains wilderness.on Monday, March 26, 2018. The mountain lion roamed through backyards in a neighborhood outside Los Angeles before wildlife officers tranquilized it. (KABC-7 via AP)

This Monday, March 26, 2018 aerial image made from video provided by KABC-7 shows a mountain lion darting from one residential house into another in in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Azusa, Calif. near the San Gabriel Mountains wilderness.on Monday, March 26, 2018. The mountain lion roamed through backyards in a neighborhood outside Los Angeles before wildlife officers tranquilized it. (KABC-7 via AP)

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion roamed through backyards in a neighborhood outside Los Angeles before wildlife officers tranquilized it.

The lion was spotted Monday morning in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Azusa, near the San Gabriel Mountains wilderness.

TV news helicopters showed it pawing at the door of a home and jumping onto the roof of a shed, then leaping over a fence.

Azusa police contained the big cat until wildlife officers arrived and used social media to warn residents to stay indoors.

After being tranquilized, the sleeping lion was loaded onto a pickup truck to be moved out of the neighborhood.

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