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Mountain lion sneaks into California home, gets locked in bathroom


It was a Sunday surprise that won’t soon be fur-gotten.

A homeowner in Sonora, Calif., called in to report a break-in Sunday night, and when sheriff’s deputies arrived they discovered a mountain lion in the Northern California residence, according to the authorities.

The deputies called in help from Fish and Wildlife, which assisted getting the mountain lion to scram from the second-story bathroom where he had posted up, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s office.

“After being spotted, he tried to make a run for it but ended up cornered in a bathroom,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

The mountain lion was released after after leaving through the bathroom window, according to the post.

“He did get a stern warning about the break-in,” the sheriff’s office said.

Wildlife officials do not view mountain lion sightings as a danger to public safety unless the animals — shy by nature — are acting aggressively, according to the sheriff’s office.

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