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Mountain Lion in Monrovia

Post Date:06/25/2020 2:00 PM

June 25 - 2:00 p.m.  

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 8:21 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of W. Colorado reported a large adult mountain lion was in the crawl space underneath their home. Officers responded and confirmed the animal was under the home. The State of California Fish and Wildlife Services were called. Monrovia officers stayed at the home until the Fish and Wildlife Services Warden arrived. The warden and a biologist arrived early the following morning at 5:35 a.m. Fish and Wildlife indicated how difficult it is to safely go into a crawlspace, under a home, to monitor and tranquilize a mountain lion. Monrovia Police assisted the warden by sending a small robot under the home, allowing the warden to safely and successfully locate, view and tranquilize the animal. When the warden brought the animal out from under the home, it was found to have a neck injury consistent with being attacked by another animal. The mountain lion was transported to a Fish and Wildlife Services Veterinarian for medical aid.

Locating and successfully capturing the mountain lion was a community effort and we appreciate the effort of everyone involved.

June 23, 2020 - 8:16 a.m. 

Between Saturday, June 20, and this morning, June 22, Monrovia residents reported sightings of an adult mountain lion in the area of the 800 block of West Olive Avenue and the 600 block of South Monterey Avenue, which is a residential neighborhood.  The California Department of Fish and Game Warden has been notified and are en route to evaluate the situation.

Residents are cautioned to be extra vigilant and to not leave pets or small children unattended.  If you see the mountain lion in your yard, make loud noises, avoid approaching the animal and notify the Monrovia Police Department immediately at (626) 256-8000.