Mountain lion seen roaming San Francisco killed on Highway 1

California

(Credit: KRON)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday on the shoulder of a highway in Northern California.

Authorities say the lion was found along Highway 1 near Pacifica. Last month, the mountain lion was spotted wandering around San Francisco streets before being captured and released into a wilderness preserve.

Widely shared photo and video images taken when the cat was free showed it crossing city streets and looking at his reflection in the glass of office towers.

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