FOX NEWS - A Colorado woman was surprised on Thursday by the discovery that a mountain lion had gotten into her home, becoming trapped and ultimately killing her house cat.
Boulder Police said that they were called to a home on Marine Street Thursday night. There, they found that a mountain lion had apparently entered through a screen door. Police shared a picture on Twitter of the giant cat sitting between a coffee table and a couch.
It took the police and Colorado Parks and Wildlife over an hour to get the mountain lion out of the two-story home, Fox 31 reported.
Video was captured of the cat peering out a second-floor window.
Police managed to coax the cat out the front door just after midnight and fired non-lethal rounds to scare it away from the area.
There were no injuries to the homeowner or authorities, but a house cat was killed.
Police took to Twitter to urge locals to keep all ground-level doors and windows closed as a barrier to unwelcome wildlife.
Just last month, an Oregon woman came home to find that a mountain lion was napping for six or more hours behind her sofa.
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. 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.) pic.twitter.com/cGseNpx2LI— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) August 10, 2018