Officials tranquilize mountain lion spotted in San Francisco's Diamond Heights neighborhood

Friday, November 10, 2017 04:22PM
Mountain lion sightings in San Francisco proper are incredibly rare, with more happening in the last week than in the last century.


SAN FRANCISCO - Officials say a mountain lion spotted near Diamond and Duncan streets Friday has been tranquilized.

VIDEO: Mountain lion tranquilized in San Francisco to be released in wild
Mountain lion tranquilized in SF to be released in wild


The mountain lion was apparently darted twice by Department of Fish and Wildlife officers, and the sex of the animal has not been revealed.

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Authorities received a call at 10 a.m. after someone spotted the animal in the neighborhood.

VIDEO: What to do if you come face-to-face with a mountain lion
VIDEO: What to do if you come face-to-face with a mountain lion

Officials suggest talking or singing if you should find yourself near a mountain lion to make your presence known. If you do come face to face with a mountain lion, wave your arms, make loud noises and never run away.

They also say mountain lion attacks on people are extremely rare.

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