Cougar has left crawl space under Los Angeles home

FILE - This Nov. 2014 file photo provided by the National Park Service shows a newly released image of the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22. The mountain lion that's a local celebrity has moved in under a Los Angeles home, and despite wildlife workers using a prod and firing tennis balls and bean bags at it, it appears unwilling to move. The animal, which has a red ear tag, is known as P-22 and normally lives in nearby Griffith Park. P-22 arrived in the area several years ago from the Santa Monica Mountains and crossed two freeways to get there. (National Park Service via AP,File)

LOS ANGELES (KRON) — It’s official. The cougar has left the building.

A state wildlife official says a celebrity mountain lion that spent much of Monday lounging under a Los Angeles house has wandered out on its own.

Lt. J.C. Healy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said a thorough check early Tuesday turned up no sign of the big cat under the home in the hilly Los Feliz neighborhood.

The cougar, known as P-22, has a red ear tag and a collar with an electronic beacon. He normally in Griffith Park.

Officials are sure where the big cat went, but are trying to find out by using the signal from its collar.

This isn’t the mountain lion’s first brush with stardom. In 2013, P-22 was photographed by National Geographic with the Hollywood sign in the background.

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