The Tulare police released a video from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) of the mountain lion being released earlier today.
They said he was under supervision all night to make sure he recovered fully from the sedative.
He was examined and found to be in good health and tagged for identification.
Just after 9:00 p.m. Saturday night, the Tulare Police Department began receiving several calls of a mountain lion in the area of Ben Franklin and Laspina.
Tulare police said after a long search the cat was located in the area of Burton and Mt. View resting in some bushes.
Game Wardens from the California Department of Fish and Game along with a biologist responded and were able to safely tranquilize the animal without injury and recover it.
The cat was released back into the wild.
Biologist believed the cat to be approximately 2-3 years old and weigh between 80-100 pounds.