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City of Newport Beach California - Mountain Lion Captured in Port Streets Area 21 May 2022 ( news )
City of Newport Beach , state California ( By Press Release office)
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A mountain lion reported in the Port Streets neighborhood on Friday , May 20 has been found , tranquilized and relocated safely by the Department of Fish and Wildlife .
The mountain lion was reported at about 1:30 p . m . around the 1900 block of Port Cardigan Place . The Newport Beach Police Department , Animal Control and local Fish and Wildlife officers deployed personnel in the area Friday afternoon to locate the mountain lion and used drones to search the area .
At about 5:30 p . m . the mountain lion was found in the side yard of a home on Port Cardigan . A Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist was able to successfully tranquilize the lion . Fish and Wildlife personnel removed the cat and loaded it into their truck to be relocated .
The presence of a mountain lion or other wildlife in this area may be attributed to the recent Laguna Beach Coastal Fire , which displaced wildlife from their natural habitat .
If you see a mountain lion or other dangerous wildlife , please report it to the Newport Beach Police Department at 949 - 644 - 3731 or in the event of an emergency , call 9 - 1 - 1 .
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