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Police: Mountain lion near Hopyard captured after four doses of tranquilizer

A mountain lion was captured Monday night in Pleasanton after it hunkered down for hours in some bushes and after four doses of tranquilizer were administered, police said.

As of 8:18 p.m., the 9- to 12-month-old cat had been safely removed from the bushes near Hopyard Road and West Las Positas Boulevard.

Police said the puma appeared to be healthy, which means it can eventually be released back into the wild.

Hopyard Road was closed in both directions because of the mountain lion. As of 9:06 p.m., the road had reopened, a dispatcher said.

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Police: Mountain lion near Hopyard captured after four doses of tranquilizer

Uploaded: Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 6:23 pm
Updated: Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 9:20 pm

A mountain lion was captured Monday night in Pleasanton after it hunkered down for hours in some bushes and after four doses of tranquilizer were administered, police said.

As of 8:18 p.m., the 9- to 12-month-old cat had been safely removed from the bushes near Hopyard Road and West Las Positas Boulevard.

Police said the puma appeared to be healthy, which means it can eventually be released back into the wild.

Hopyard Road was closed in both directions because of the mountain lion. As of 9:06 p.m., the road had reopened, a dispatcher said.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Sharon Crompton
Valley Trails
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:34 am
Sharon Crompton, Valley Trails
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:34 am
8 people like this

Glad the cat was able to be tranquallized and they did not kill it. Great work Pleasant PD and all envolved.


José Jiménez
Castlewood Heights
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:36 am
José Jiménez, Castlewood Heights
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:36 am
6 people like this

We welcome this Native American to our community !


Diane
Vintage Hills
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:40 am
Diane, Vintage Hills
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:40 am
7 people like this

such a beautiful creature ! I'm happy they did the right thing and were able to capture it to place it in the wild. Good Job to all !


Ridgerunner
Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 30, 2018 at 1:46 pm
Ridgerunner , Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 30, 2018 at 1:46 pm
9 people like this

They can move it to my neighborhood so it can thin out the deer and munch on some of the maurauding cats.


Fun size
Amador Estates
on Nov 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm
Fun size, Amador Estates
on Nov 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm
2 people like this

Hey Ridgerunner.....not cool!!!!


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