SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A wild morning in Natomas today as a mountain lion roamed the neighborhood!

Surveillance video captured the cat on the prowl.

Next thing you know,  the street was blocked off and multiple agencies were on the hunt to track him down.

Sacramento Police warned everyone to stay inside while Animal Control and California Fish and Wildlife crews rushed to Bessemer Way.

As they prepared the tranquilizer, the cat went from backyard to backyard.

Around 12:30 p.m., according to Councilmember Angelique Ashby, animal control shot the lion with a tranquilizer but the animal managed to get away.

The lion was able to jump a few fences, but stayed in the general area and was again cornered by authorities.

Around 1:30 p.m., officials reported that the cougar had finally been successfully tranquilized.

The cougar, a male weighing in at 123 pounds, is now being taken to a California Department of Fish and Wildlife clinic.

Once the cat is cleared, officials say it will be released back into the wild.


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