Mountain lion attempts to break through sliding glass door

By Ben Hooper
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Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A California family captured photos of a brazen mountain lion that repeatedly tried to break through the glass of their back door to get to their dog.

Nadine Young of Westlake Village said her son, Sammy, 8, was preparing to let their 14-year-old Jack Russell terrier out the back door Sunday night when he spotted something shocking.


"He was going to put the dog out and he freaked out and said, 'Mommy, mommy, mommy, there's a puma! There's a puma!'" Young told WABC-TV. "I had no idea what he was talking about. I'd never seen one before. I went to the door and low and behold there's a huge mountain lion right there, trying to get in."

Young said the cougar was attempting to get in through the sliding glass door.

"[The mountain lion] was not scared of humans whatsoever and was brazen in its behavior," Young told The Acorn newspaper.

She said the feline made four attempts to break through the glass.

"He charged four times at the door. It was terrifying. Absolutely terrifying," Young said.

Young said she reported the incident to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


"I would like to see this animal relocated because I've heard from lots of other neighbors that he's been killing animals, all of our neighbors' animals. He's definitely way more brazen in his behavior. He was not scared of us whatsoever," Nadine said.

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