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A young mountain lion that had been spotted sleeping in a planter box along a normally busy street and looking at his reflection in the glass of an office tower in downtown San Francisco was safely captured on Thursday and released into the wild, officials said.
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San Francisco animal control officials captured a mountain lion Wednesday night believed to be the cougar one ly spotted roaming the streets in the city's Bernal Heights neighborhood. A young mountain lion captured while wandering in san residential neighborhood in San Francisco francisco this week was released into the wild Thursday afternoon, officials with the California Department of Fish Housewives seeking casual sex Lone pine California 93545 Wildlife said.
Animal control officers cornered the cat Wednesday night in a tree near Santa Marina and Mission streets.
As police secured a perimeter around the tree, wildlife Women who seek attention shot the puma with a tranquilizer dart and carried it down from its perch on a stretcher, Paglia said. The After veterinarians cleared him for release, the mountain lion was placed in a special carrier and transported to a rural area in Santa Clara County.
The remote location was chosen to minimize the likelihood that the cat would find his way back to residential areas, said biologist Terris Kasteen, who selected the spot. At the time of his capture, the cat was wearing a GPS tracking collar from the Santa Cruz Puma Project whose coordinates indicated that he traveled north from his natural habitat near Los Gatos.
While it was once common for first responders to kill mountain lions that wandered into residential areas, a partnership between the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Puma Project and Signs of crack use smell San Francisco Police Department aims to change that, Herman said. Anyone who spots a mountain lion in their neighborhood can call to initiate a response from wildlife officers, who stand ready to respond at all hours.
Most likely they are going to get away. Simple solutions, like building wildlife bridges over freeways and driving slowly in rural areas, can Housewives seeking sex Thida Arkansas 72165 a long way toward protecting mountain lion populations, Herman said. The veterinarian encouraged members of the public to advocate for more wildlife bridges, support protective legislation and donate to organizations like the Oakland Zoo and the Puma Project.
Nora Mishanec is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. : nora.
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