DEL REY OAKS (KPIX) – A curious mountain lion was caught on camera sniffing around the front yard of a home in Monterey County.

The cat was lurking in the shadows and appeared to be particularly interested in a pumpkin.

Police said the wild animal was wandering through a neighborhood in Del Rey Oaks on Wednesday.

Some shoppers at stores nearby were surprised to learn the animal was so close.

“Definitely shocked, especially because it’s such a populated area around so many shops,” said one woman.

Police say while attacks on humans are rare, they can happen. Residents in the area should make sure pets stay inside.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s