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Helicopter Helps Man Scare off Mountain Lion

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A mountain lion in captivity.

PLACER COUNTY—

A CHP helicopter helped scare off a mountain lion said to be stalking a person along Steven’s Trail over the weekend.

The person called authorities to report that a mountain lion was 25 feet in front of him. He was about two miles down the trail.

With nightfall approaching, the CHP helicopter that responded to help had to use night vision goggles to find the man. Then, once the man was found, the helicopter hovered close to the man – hoping to make a lot of noise and scare off the mountain lion.

A loudspeaker was then used to direct the man up the trail, where he met up with deputies. The whole time, the CHP helicopter hovered overhead to make sure the party was safe.

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