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.

— Bay City News Service

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8 people like this
Posted by Sharon Crompton
a resident of Valley Trails
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:34 am

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

6 people like this
Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:36 am

We welcome this Native American to our community !

7 people like this
Posted by Diane
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:40 am

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 !

9 people like this
Posted by Ridgerunner
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 30, 2018 at 1:46 pm

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

2 people like this
Posted by Fun size
a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm

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

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