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Deputies urge caution after Shasta Lake lion sightings

California Department of Fish & Game officials along with Shasta County Animal Control tried their best Monday morning to haze a lost young mountain lion out of town and back into the woods. California DFG policies currently do not allow lions to be tranquilized or relocated, so officers used what they had to scare the lion away. They gave it an escape route, and finally after some pepper-spray and gunshot in its direction, the lion ran off. Rubber bullets would have been more efficient, and a radio collar ideal, especially for a mammal that is considered "specially protected" by California law.



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