SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — Residents in a San Mateo neighborhood reported seeing a mountain lion attacking a deer early Tuesday morning, police said.
According to San Mateo police, residents on Fernwood Street heard what sounded to be an animal in distress in the creek bed behind their homes at about 1 a.m. Upon investigation, the residents said they saw the big cat attacking a deer.
“My dog kept barking and I continuously would hear like an odd, like a whooshing noise. I never heard it before,” said Tim Weber, a resident near the creek.
Weber said when heard the sounds in the middle of the night; he figured it was a young deer caught in some wire. He then went with his son to check things out and indeed they found that dead deer.
“To see a mountain lion jump off it, I mean, it shocked me.” Weber backed away from the animal and said he saw it again mid-day.