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Mountain lion enters California home and snatches sleeping dog from girl’s bed

By Mason White 1:39 PM May 16, 2017
Mountain lion (illustration)
Mountain lion (illustration)
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A girl lost her beloved pet when a mountain lion walked into their home and snatched her dog.

Homeowner Victoria Fought of Pescadero, California, said that she was sleeping in bed with her daughter while the dog was lying at the foot of that bed when the incident occurred.

Fought said that they left their French doors cracked open for air to come in. The family lives in a remote wooded area.

At about 3:00 a.m., she heard the dog, a 15-pound Portuguese Podengo, barking aggressively. The dog then went silent.

Fought quickly got up and spotted an animal, which appeared to be a mountain lion walking away from their home.

She called 911. When the police arrived on the scene, they discovered footprints similar to those of a mountain lion and notified the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife officers said that according to the footprints, the mountain lion appeared to have been adolescent.

According to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, adolescent mountain lions can act erratically. However, they have never seen one going into a home to get prey.