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Unconfirmed reports of a mountain lion on the loose in Eagle Rock have authorities on the move, searching house to house on the 5000 block of College View Ave.

UPDATE: At 2 p.m., authorities called off a search for what they believe may have been a bobcat -- LA Times.

OK. That's news. But on CNN, it's BREAKING NEWS. The network went live with footage from KABC-7's chopper cam and continued broadcasting live -- for one hour with no sound -- on their live online video stream.

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We at LAist want to remind you that we're always at high risk of not only earthquakes and fires, but also mountain lions and if you're lucky -- or in Critter Country -- a black bear sighting. So stay inside, be prepared with a grip of MREs, canned food, and water, and be very, very frightened. Always be a-feared. Oh, and be sure to close the blinds because you never know when CNN might be broadcasting your shit-scared ass to the world.