Mountain lion spotted in Visalia, released into wild

A tranquilizer was used to capture the animal and it was taken to be released back into the wild.

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Monday, September 12, 2022
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Officers were able to contain the wild animal about a block away until the California Department of Fish and Wildlife showed up.

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- A mountain lion was spotted and removed from Visalia.

Visalia Police say they responded to the area of Porter Avenue and Fairway for reports of a mountain lion in the area around 1 am Sunday.

Officers were able to contain the wild animal about a block away until the California Department of Fish and Wildlife showed up.

A tranquilizer was used to capture the animal and it was taken to be released back into the wild.