CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2000
A mountain lion wandered into a gated community and was found Wednesday in the backyard of a startled resident. The big cat did not harm anyone during its brief stay in the affluent area, though it did manage to escape once from the California Fish and Game Department wardens sent to capture it, said Sgt. Marty Dailey of the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station. "It was never on the verge of attacking," Dailey said. "It appeared to be more afraid of us than vice versa."