SACRAMENTO - Law enforcement and animal control were called to East Sacramento after a mountain lion was spotted early Saturday morning.
Sacramento Police Officer Doug Morse said A resident called 911 at 1:35 a.m. to report seeing a mountain lion in the area of 58th and M streets. Then around 3 a.m., another resident called to report seeing the mountain lion near 36th Street and Folsom Boulevard.
A lieutenant responded to the area around 4 p.m. and saw what appeared to be a mountain lion at 36th and R streets, near the light rail tracks, Morse said. The animal jumped over a chain link fence and moved toward Highway 50.
Around 10:21 p.m., an officer located the mountain lion inside the yard of a home in the area of 32nd and X St.
California Department of fish and wildlife officials were called to the scene and sedated the animal without incident.
The male Mountain Lion is said to be approximately 1 ½ years old and weighing 70 pounds.