Mountain Lion Found in Hesperia Garage

When Jesse Taylor of Hesperia returned from dropping off his five children at school on Tuesday, he got the surprise of his life.

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What Jesse Taylor of Hesperia thought was perhaps a raccoon in his garage turned out to be a large mountain lion.
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Taylor's wife called 911 about 8 a.m. Tuesday to say her husband had come face-to-face with the large cat in their Hesperia garage.
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The couple slowly backed up into their home and waited for Animal Control and Fish and Game Warden's to arrive.
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The cougar was tranquilized and released back into the San Bernardino National Forest.
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Sheriff's officials say while it's not unusual to spot cougars in the High Desert, it is a rare event for a mountain lion to actually wander into someone's home or garage to look for food. No one was injured.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Neighbors confirmed the cat had been spotted on the block last week, but they thought it was stray dog and shooed it away," said Jodi Miller of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deptartment.
The mountain lion was estimated to be a year or less old. (JAMES QUIGG, DAILY PRESS)
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