The mountain lion spotted in the Hollywood Hills on March 5 is now believed to be the famous cat, known as P-22, which was captured and released in Griffith Park in March of 2012. A home surveillance camera set up to capture possible burglars instead captured the mountain lions meandering down the winding Holly Ridge Drive near Graciosa Drive around 5:55 in the morning. The street is just under the Hollywood sign and is home to some pretty expensive houses.
P-22 is the best known mountain lion in the Los Angeles area, even being photographed in front of the Hollywood sign by National Geographic. He weighs 125 pounds and is four years old. Back in 2012, he traveled to Griffith Park from the Santa Monica mountain range, a 10-mile journey, crossing the 405 and 101 Freeways. If you look closely, you can see a GPS collar that was placed around the neck of the mountain lion allowing its movements to be tracked. Fish and Wildlife says they are monitoring P-22 for a threat or any aggressive behavior, which they haven't seen, at this time. They assure us that if they see any signs of trouble, they will move in right away.
FOX 11's Ed Laskos spoke to resident in the area who told him that they know the cougar still roams their neighborhood and that they take extra precautions, like not letting their pets out alone or off-leash. Experts say he's probably wandering around looking for food and you're probably more likely to see him at dusk or at dawn.
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