Mountain lion hit, killed on Hwy 1 same cat recently captured in SF, officials say

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Friday, July 3, 2020
Mountain Lion hit and killed by car on Hwy 1 in Pacifica
A mountain lion was found dead near the Skyline Boulevard off-ramp, along state Highway 1 in Pacifica. Officials have not said if the big cat is the same one captured in San Francisco in June.

PACIFICA, Calif. (KGO) -- California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials have confirmed that the mountain lion hit and killed by a car on Highway 1 in Pacifica Friday morning is the same animal recently captured in San Francisco.

The mountain lion was found about 7:30 a.m. on the shoulder of northbound lanes near the Skyline Boulevard off-ramp, according to the CHP. The vehicle that hit the animal apparently didn't stop.

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A mountain lion has been safely captured in the Mission Bay neighborhood near Oracle Park in San Francisco.

The big cat was being tracked with a GPS device. State fish and wildlife officials have been notified.

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The animal was captured in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood on June 18 after it was spotted several times wandering the city streets.