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Mountain lion captured in Montana Vista

Mountain lion captured in Montana Vista

EL PASO, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies and Animal Control Officers responded to an animal call in reference to a possible mountain lion on Monday, July 10.

Deputies arrived at a residence located in the 14100 block of Seattle Slew Ave. and observed a mountain lion in the backyard of the home.

Texas Wildlife, El Paso Zoo and the State Veterinarian for our region also responded to the call. The veterinarian tranquilized the mountain lion without any incident to the animal or deputies.

The mountain lion was then transported to the El Paso Zoo where it will be quarantined and released in the next few days.

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