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Mountain lion tranquilized after wandering into downtown Santa Cruz

10:21 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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SANTA CRUZ, California (KSBW) -- A mountain lion that wandered into a canal in downtown Santa Cruz, California was captured Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said the mountain lion was first spotted after 7 a.m. in an aqueduct along May Avenue near Ocean Street.

Police contacted wildlife experts from the University of California-Santa Cruz for assistance in capturing the animal.

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