A video captured the moment a family’s dog chased a mountain lion from the backyard of a California home.
The incident happened last Friday in Morada, and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said efforts to trap the animal failed.
“I was studying the Bible in our playroom. My friend looked over and said, ‘Oh, your dogs are playing,’ and I said, ‘I only have one dog,'” the owner told KCRA.
The owner then said she was out and “It’s just, in one leap, she got into the tree so quickly.”
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The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said the next day that “our deputies and animal services worked late into the morning trying to safely trap the mountain lion that was spotted in a residential yard on La Loma Street. near Los Cerritos”.
“Unfortunately, the efforts were unsuccessful,” he added.
“As a precaution, local residents are advised to bring animals indoors and stay indoors,” the sheriff’s office also told locals.
In another incident involving a mountain lion and a dog in California, a Sonoma County woman shared a video late last year showing a mountain lion standing over her dog in her yard after said the predator broke into her home and dragged her pup outside.
Rebecca Kracker of Bennett Valley told FOX2 KTVU in December that she went to check on her border collie, Sherman, after hearing him bark and growl.
To his surprise, Kracker said he found a mountain lion inside his house with Sherman’s neck in its jaws.
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The video she shared shows the mountain lion standing over Sherman in the backyard after the big cat dragged the dog outside.
“She wore [sic] his teeth and hissing, and he had passed out from the shock,” Kracker told the outlet. “I thought he was dead at the time.”
Sherman survived the attack, and Kracker said in a Facebook post that his neighbor arrived and scared the puma off after shooting it, missing the animal.
However, the predator returned the next day, according to Kracker, this time to target two of his goats.
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Kracker said she notified state wildlife officials, who tracked down the big cat and euthanized the animal.
Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.