Yesterday, residents in the California community of Folsom, located at the start of the foothills just east of Sacramento, were visited by a wandering mountain lion.
The lion, which was first spotted early Sunday morning on Fargo Way, was seen again around 7:00 p.m. about a half mile away in the residential area of Montrose Drive and School Street.
After searching the neighborhood for another 3 1/2 hours, Folsom police and wardens from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) finally found the lion hiding in a backyard.
The mountain lion was eventually tranquilized and removed to CDFW's wildlife care facility without incident or threat to the public. The animal is expected to be released back into the wild after it undergoes a series of health tests.