Oregon woman finds mountain lion to sleep in her house: ‘This is wild’

The Oregon woman said the lion napped behind the couch for six hours prior to departure.


An Oregon woman recently came home to an unusual surprise: a mountain lion, which ended up taking a nap for six hours after her bank.

Lauren Taylor, of Ashland, Oregon, saw the lion on 8 July. After drinking from a pond in Taylor’s backyard, the cat probably came in her house through an open door, Taylor explained in a Facebook post detailing the experience. The warning garnered more than 17,000 comments, and shares of the Tuesday morning.

“This is wild,” she wrote. “The door was open and the room has a huge plant and the staircase built around real tree branches, so they probably don’t even realize they ran inside to inside.”


After entering the house, the cat was startled by Taylor’s roommate, who screamed at the sight of the mountain lion. This put the animal in the wild to hide behind the bank, where the snoozed for a few hours.

Taylor made a noise to wake up the cat, but then “looked lovingly into her eyes, and communicated with feline-speak, the eyes to blink to calm her down,” she wrote.

“It was amazing to realize that this worked. I looked fondly, then blinked hard and then she did the back,” Taylor continued, adding that the cat went back to sleep. “They clearly felt safe and she showed no inclination to leave.”

If the cat woke up for the second time, Taylor said that they “connected on a loving gaze and communicated in confidence by flashing.”

With only “a few hours to dawn,” Taylor decided that it was time to “ask her to leave without alarming her so much that they panic.”

The Oregon woman used a drum to encourage the lion to leave the property.


“Can they stay safely in the hills to enjoy a long life as a wild and healthy lion.”

– Lauren Taylor

“They are excited and knew exactly what to do…. walking through the open doors, through the yard, across the creek, and through the empty field behind us, exactly as we had specified her,” said Taylor, adding she has “extensive experience in working with energy and animals.”

“It was a perfect ending to a blessed meeting can be dangerous if approached from a lower frequency,” she continued. “Can they stay safely in the hills to enjoy a long life as a wild and healthy lion.”

Taylor was not immediately available for additional comment when contacted by Fox News Tuesday.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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