Colorado woman comes home to mountain lion, and a dead cat

A Colorado woman came home Thursday evening to discover that a mountain lion had in her house and gotten caught.

(Boulder Police)

A Colorado woman was surprised on Thursday by the discovery that a mountain lion had got into her house, get caught and eventually killing her cat.

Boulder Police said they were called to a house on Marine Street on Thursday evening. There they found that a mountain lion had apparently entered through a screen door. The police shared a photo on Twitter of the big cat sitting between a table and a sofa.

Last night, a mountain lion will have a home on Marine St by means of a screen door, No people were injured, but a cat was killed. Keep the ground doors and windows closed and locked at night and if you’re not at home. (This is also good advice for the bears and burglars.)

— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) August 10, 2018

It took the police and Colorado Parks and Wildlife for more than an hour to climb the mountain lion ” from the two-story house, Fox 31 reported.

Video was captured of the cat looking out the second floor window.

A neighbor just sent me a video where you can see the mountain lion peeking through the window

Mitchell Byars (@mitchellbyars) August 10, 2018

The police managed to coax the cat out the front door just after midnight and fired non-lethal rounds to scare it away from the area.

There were no injuries to the homeowner or the government, but a cat was killed.


The police took to Twitter to urge the local population to keep all on the ground floor doors and windows closed as a barrier against unwanted animals.

Just last month, an Oregon woman came home to discover that a mountain lion was napping for six hours or more after her bank.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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