Caught on camera: Mountain lion saunters right up to home in snow


BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — A woman captured a mountain lion on video in the snow right outside her home’s window Monday afternoon.

Nina Isaacs, of London, has been stuck in Boulder since Christmas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She recorded the mountain lion for more than two minutes from inside her house. She appeared to be in awe, continuously saying, “Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Oh, my God!”

Isaacs’ dog can be heard on video barking at the cougar.

At one point in the video, the lion appears to get very close to the window before eventually slowly disappearing into the distance.

To reduce the risk of problems with mountain lions on or near your property, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges you to follow these precautions:

  • Make lots of noise if you come and go during the times mountain lions are most active: dusk to dawn.
  • Install outside lighting. Light areas where you walk so you could see a lion if one were present.
  • Landscape or remove vegetation to eliminate hiding places for lions. Make it difficult for lions to approach unseen.
  • Planting non-native shrubs and plants that deer often prefer to eat encourages wildlife to come onto your property. Predators follow prey. Don’t feed wildlife.
  • Keep your pet under control. Roaming pets are easy prey and can attract lions. Bring pets in at night. If you leave your pet outside, keep it in a kennel with a secure top. Don’t feed pets outside, since this can attract raccoons and other animals that lions eat. Store all garbage securely.
  • Place livestock in enclosed sheds or barns at night. Close doors to all outbuildings since inquisitive lions may go inside for a look.
  • Encourage your neighbors to follow these precautions.

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