A California family’s dog is presumed to be dead after a mountain lion ventured into their residence during the night and made off with the pet. According to Monday’s CBS San Francisco News, the frightening incident took place early Monday morning at a residence in Pescadero.
The wild animal apparently made its way into the home through a bedroom’s french door which had been left ajar to allow for a cool night breeze. The dog, a 15-pound Portuguese Podengo named Lenora, was in the bedroom, sleeping with the family’s child.
The homeowner, Victoria Fought, has stated that she heard her dog barking around 3 a.m. and when she went to investigate, she saw the mountain lion’s shadow as it entered the room and grab Lenora from the bed.
The local authorities were contacted and tracks, believed to be from a mountain lion, were found – there has been no sign of Lenora, just a few spots of blood found near the home’s door.
Area game wardens have stated that they do not intend to set traps for the mountain lion, and residents in the area have been advised to be aware of the potential danger the big cats may pose.
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