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Mountain lion found taking a catnap in Pasadena backyard

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A 100-pound male mountain lion that was trapped in Foothill Ranch.
(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

A mountain lion was safely removed Thursday after it was found resting under a tree in the backyard of a Pasadena home two miles from the foothills.

Although the city sometimes sees bears amble over from the Angeles National Forest, there have been no reports in recent history of a big cat in the city.

“Generally, coming down to Pasadena that far is a little unusual,” said Lt. Max Dahlstein of the Pasadena Police Department.

Police received the call just before 5 p.m., and authorities with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived at the scene near the 1600 block of Fiske Avenue shortly thereafter to remove the animal, Dahlstein said.

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The big cat was thought to weigh between 80 and 100 pounds.


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