By Reporter Staff
Article Launched: 12/21/2008 01:04:56 AM PST
Fairfield Police and animal control officers were searching for a mountain lion early Saturday after a resident spotted it in a tree.
At about 12:30 a.m. a resident on the 2400 block of Merion Court reported their dog had chased the mountain lion up a tree in their backyard, police said. On scene, officers surrounded the tree and called out Yolo County Animal Control who tried to tranquilize the animal.
After three tranquilizer darts, the lion fell from the tree and ran eastbound on St. Andrews Drive toward an open space area. The Fairfield Police, along with officers from the Solano County Sheriff's Department, Solano County Humane Animal Services, CHP Air Unit and Yolo County Animal Services conducted an intensive search of the surrounding residences and open space area but could not locate the animal.
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