'Fairly-large' mountain lion spotted in La Crescenta backyard

Police officials have notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife of a “fairly-large” mountain lion that is wandering inside the yard of a La Crescenta home.

The lion, which was spotted just before 2 p.m., doesn’t appear to be disturbing anything at the home in the 4500 block of New York Avenue, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

While no one was inside the home, Lorenz said police are trying to maintain a calm environment for the lion so it does not become agitated.

“We are trying to keep a very low profile,” he said.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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