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SAN FRANCISCO – This isn’t your typical stray cat.

Wildlife officials in California said a young mountain lion is headed back to the wild after he was spotted wandering the streets of San Francisco’s Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods earlier this week.

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According to KGO and KPIX, California Fish and Wildlife officers responded to Santa Maria Street late Wednesday after the cougar climbed up a tree. After authorities struck the large cat with a tranquilizer, it climbed down and fell asleep on the front porch of a home, the news outlets reported.

Crews took the mountain lion, which was wearing a tracking collar, to the Oakland Zoo, where veterinarians examined and vaccinated him, according to the news outlets. Officials determined that the 2-year-old, healthy male had come from the Santa Cruz Mountains, KGO reported.

The zoo tweeted that Fish and Wildlife officials will release the puma “in a safe space in Santa Clara County.”

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