SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Surveillance footage captured a mountain lion lounging on top of a car in a South Bay home’s driveway.
“It was scary. And I did not expect this area because this is still city of San Jose, even though we are in mountain area,” San Jose homeowner David Tang said.
Just before 3 a.m., the cat leapt onto the hood of Tang’s Toyota Camry. He shared the video hoping to alert his Almaden Valley neighbors who live near popular hiking trails.
“The major concern I have is the safety for the kids, and lots of single people doing a morning walk,” Tang said.
The mountain lion spent about thirty seconds on top of Tang’s car before walking across his front yard and disappearing into a neighbor’s yard.
“I’m a little concerned for my dogs actually. I have a little dog that would be like a Scooby snack,” neighbor Shawn Stuck said.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife believes the cat weighs about 125-pounds, and is probably two to three years old. It’s unusual for people to run into mountain lions, but it’s not hard to find their prey around Echo Ridge Drive.
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