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Hesperia couple encounters mountain lion in garage

A mountain lion was found in the garage of a home in Hesperia, Calif. (vvdailypress.com)

May 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
In many Southern California neighborhoods, it's not uncommon to see skunks, possums, and raccoons in the yard. But a mountain lion in your garage, that's another story.

That's exactly what a Hesperia couple encountered. A husband and wife noticed some items looking torn in their garage.

They figured it was a raccoon or squirrel, only to find a 100-pound mountain lion instead. They closed the garage and called 911.

Animal control officers tranquilized the animal and took it back to the wild.