Official: Cougar has left crawl space under Los Angeles home

Apr 14, 2015 12:37 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state wildlife official says a celebrity mountain lion that spent much of Monday lounging under a Los Angeles house has wandered out on its own.

Lt. J.C. Healy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said a thorough check early Tuesday turned up no sign of the big cat under the home in the hilly Los Feliz neighborhood.

The animal, which has a red ear tag and a collar with an electronic beacon, normally lives in Griffith Park and is known as P-22. Healy says officials will try to pick up a signal from P-22 to determine its whereabouts.

National Geographic famously photographed the cougar in 2013 with the Hollywood sign in the background.

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