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State Wildlife Resources officers cart a mountain lion they netted behind a Magna subdivision shortly after the cat chased officers around the back yard of 8164 W. Westbury Drive (3600 South) where it bolted after being jabbed with a tranquilizer. The cat eluded county deputy sheriffs for several hours, darting from yard to yard as children watched while waiting for school buses, after it was first spotted by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper at 6:30 a.m. The cat was netted at about 9:30 a.m. The 120-pound, 2 1/2-to-3-year-old mountain lion likely wandered down from the Oquirrhs and will be taken back to the same mountains but further south, said Jordan Pederson, the state's non-game animals program coordinator.