Thursday, November 09, 2006

Mountain lion safely captured on California college campus


A young male mountain lion weighing approximately 80 pounds was captured and tranquilized on Humboldt State University’s campus, Wednesday.

“HSU wildlife professor Dr. Rick Golightly was able to tranquilize the 80-pound animal with assistance from (the) University (Police Department), Arcata (Police Department), Arcata Fire Department and California Department of Fish and Game,” according to a news release. “The mountain lion was then transported via a Fish and Game truck to a remote part of the county, where it was released on public lands, a significant distance from inhabited areas.”

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