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Mountain kills Colorado woman’s cat

A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out.

Boulder police say the homeowner came back to the house late Thursday night and found the mountain lion inside.

It appeared that it had pushed through a screen and couldn’t get back out.

Boulder police say the homeowner came back to the house late Thursday night and found the mountain lion inside

It appeared that it had pushed through a screen and couldn't get back out, said Boulder Police

It appeared that it had pushed through a screen and couldn’t get back out, said Boulder Police

The big cat roamed throughout two levels of the home for more than an hour before officers used non-lethal rounds to scare it out the front door and away from the neighborhood, which is just southwest of downtown Boulder.

Police, who photographed the mountain lion lying down between a coffee table and a couch, called the break-in worrisome and asked residents to keep ground-level doors and windows locked at night.

‘Last night, a mountain lion entered a home on Marine St through a screen door, No people were injured but a house cat was killed,’ Boulder police posted to Twitter. 

‘Please keep ground level doors and windows closed and locked at night and when you are not home. (This is also good advice for bears and burglars.)’

Last month, Lauren Taylor (pictured) came home to find that a mountain lion was sleeping for six or more hours behind her sofa

Last month, Lauren Taylor (pictured) came home to find that a mountain lion was sleeping for six or more hours behind her sofa

Last month, a woman from Oregon came home to find that a mountain lion was sleeping for six or more hours behind her sofa.   

Lauren Taylor says the lion had been drinking from a fountain nearby her back door, which was open, before letting herself into the home.

‘The door was open and the room has huge plants and stairs built around real tree branches, so she likely didn’t even realize she was walking indoors until she was inside,’ she told friends on Facebook.

‘She immediately tried to leave through a closed window, became frightened when someone screamed, and hid behind the sofa.’

Lauren said the when she came to see what was going on, the animal was ‘frightened, agitated, and determined to exit through a closed window’.

Eventually, the mountain lion calmed down and hid herself behind the sofa. Lauren says she went outside to see through the window what the beast was doing, and was stunned to find she was asleep.  

Lauren said the when she came to see what was going on, the animal was 'frightened, agitated, and determined to exit through a closed window'

Lauren said the when she came to see what was going on, the animal was ‘frightened, agitated, and determined to exit through a closed window’

The lion stayed behind her couch for six hours - occasionally waking up and making eye contact with Lauren before stretching and going back to sleep

The lion stayed behind her couch for six hours – occasionally waking up and making eye contact with Lauren before stretching and going back to sleep

The lion stayed behind her couch for six hours – occasionally waking up and making eye contact with Lauren before stretching and going back to sleep.

Finally, Lauren decided the mountain lion was calm enough for her to try and coax the unwelcome house guest back outside.

‘It was just a couple hours to dawn and we needed to prompt her to leave without alarming her so much that she panicked,’ she explained.

‘I sent telepathic pictures of the routes out of the house via open doors and the route out the backyard, across the creek, through an open field, and back up into the hills.

‘We got guidance that the way to rouse her and get her to leave her safe spot behind the sofa without panicking was through drumming.’

Finally, Lauren decided the mountain lion was calm enough for her to try and coax the unwelcome house guest back outside

Finally, Lauren decided the mountain lion was calm enough for her to try and coax the unwelcome house guest back outside

'I sent telepathic pictures of the routes out of the house via open doors and the route out the backyard, across the creek, through an open field, and back up into the hills,' Lauren said

‘I sent telepathic pictures of the routes out of the house via open doors and the route out the backyard, across the creek, through an open field, and back up into the hills,’ Lauren said

 



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