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Family in Hesperia, Calif., find mountain lion in their garage

Bill DeBord / Hesperia Code Enforcement via AP

A mountain lion peering from his hiding place inside a Hesperia, Calif., family's garage on May 24. The mountain lion was eventually sedated by California State Fish and Game Biologists and released back into the wild.

The Victorville Daily Press has a report on the family's surprise discovery: 

Michelle Taylor called 911 at about 8 a.m. after her husband, Jesse Taylor, rooted around the garage in search of what he thought was a raccoon or other small critter. Instead, less than 3 feet from him, he spotted a large paw and the face of the mountain lion.