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UPDATE: Mountain View Mountain Lion Sedated & Safe!

Mountain lion at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Photo from Patch reader on South Rengstorff Avenue.
Mountain lion at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Photo from Patch reader on South Rengstorff Avenue.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 6, 11:25 p.m.

From the Mountain View Police Department: 

#MountainView mountain lion...safe! Game wardens are no joke, @GoJeffGordon24. They did an outstanding job in sedating #MVpuma!

SEE NEW PHOTO ATTACHED TO STORY  OF THE BIG, SEDATED KITTY, courtesy of MVPD on Twitter.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, May 6, 9:10 p.m.

MOUNTAIN VIEW MOUNTAIN LION RECAP from the Mountain View Police Department at 9 p.m.:

Multi-reports of mountain lion near 200 block of Rengstorff initially came into our department.

We established a perimeter, cleared and locked down areas.

Mountain View officers along with outside agency assistance from Palo Alto Police Department, City of Los Altos Police Department, Sunnyvale DPS and more arrived to help out (thank you!).

The community has been great staying out of the area and sheltering in-place. 

A community member alerted us to a non-profit that tags mountain lions. We contacted them, but unsure if it's one of theirs. 

At this time, we believe we've located the mountain lion in the 2000 block of California Street and are working with the Game Warden on a safe and successful extraction plan.

Our primary objective is to ensure the safety of all of those nearby first, and we will do everything we can to extend that to the mountain lion. 

Thank you for your patience!


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Tuesday, May 6, 6:50 p.m.

The Mountain View Police Department issued an alert for residents of a possible mountain lion sighting at 6:42 p.m. today -- Tuesday -- in the area of 245 S. Rengstorff Ave.

Police and other personnel are on-scene evacuating the park area and setting up a perimeter.

More information will be released, but officials advise people to not venture out at this time.

If you see the mountain lion, which reportedly has a radio-type collar around its neck, please call 9-1-1.
Astrid Olson May 07, 2014 at 12:47 AM
Please relocate the poor thing. Such a beautiful creature.
Susan C. Schena May 07, 2014 at 02:05 AM
11 p.m. update: Mountain View Police: Game Wardens are moving in to attempt #MVpuma sedation. Mountain View Fire on scene as a precaution.
Ellyn May 07, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Best of all possible outcomes! Mountain Lion sedated, not killed... now it gets tricky to find an area to release this beautiful cat. Fingers crossed the mountain lion survives...
Dick Kastrup May 07, 2014 at 01:42 PM
I couldn't believe there was a mountain lion in mountain view until I saw the picture and article I guess they weren't lion
Placido DSouza May 09, 2014 at 01:51 AM
The mountain lion’s been restored to its natural habitat, And all of us in Mountain View said “Thank God for that”. But is it the end? Asked my friend – In another garage he’ll return, at a new start-up to work at. For it seems that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, Two of hightech’s innovators and all-time greats, Began their start-ups, When virtual pups, In a garage, and when they were in dire straits. I only hope the lion hasn’t left behind its mate, For it may not like to hang around and wait, Till the mate too is found, With police milling around, And maybe planning for it a different fate.

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