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Authorities hunt mountain lion near La Crescenta school

April 11, 2013|By Veronica Rocha
  • Approximate location of mountain lion shown in black.
Approximate location of mountain lion shown in black. (Los Angeles Times Mapping…)

Police officials have notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife of a “fairly-large” mountain lion that is wandering inside the yard of a La Crescenta home.

The lion, which was spotted just before 2 p.m., doesn’t appear to be disturbing anything at the home in the 4500 block of New York Avenue, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. That's not far from Clark Magnet High School.

While no one was inside the home, Lorenz said, police are trying to maintain a calm environment for the lion so it does not become agitated.

“We are trying to keep a very low profile,” he said.

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veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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