Transcript for Mountain Lions on the Loose in Los Angeles
To a much different threat in the west tonight, the mountain lions in California, pets vanishing, some parents keeping their children inside. ABC's brandy Hitt on the animals putting entire neighborhoods on edge. Reporter: This mountain lion that has been preying on pets near a neighborhood in los Angeles is back. Earlier this month a home surveillance camera caught the lion walking around on outdoor area where an 80 pound boxer named rocky was slopieeping. The dog was never seen again. It's been rough. The family is going through emotions. Reporter: Ten days later the lion returned and attacked the neighbor's dog, duke. My dad got up and saw the lion on the stairs. Hopped over with the dog in its mouth. Reporter: This lion had to be tranquilized after roaming through a neighborhood and police shot this mountain lion. The drought is sending more wild animals into residential areas in search of food and water. A lot of kids are in the neighborhood and it's very dangerous to be out there. Reporter: With highways cutting across lion territory, the park service wants to build tunnels so these big cats have room to roam in what wilderness is left. Next to a medical emergency flight that was nearly a
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