Homeowners in Hillsborough, California, had a close encounter with a mountain lion in the middle of the night, and the town is buzzing over the video.

Mary Mines and Peter Rauenbuehler were both sound asleep when suddenly they woke up to the sound of loud noises coming from outside their window. Little did they know, there was a mountain lion hunting a deer on their front porch.

They didn’t see it, but they say they heard what they believe was the mountain lion slamming the deer onto their metal fence. ABC 7 San Francisco reports.

“I didn’t have my glasses on, so when I looked through the peephole I thought it was a coyote,” said Mines. “And I turned to Peter and I said, ‘There’s a coyote on our front porch,’ because we have a lot here. I opened the door and I looked and I said, ‘That’s not a coyote, that’s a much bigger animal.'”

Mines quickly shut the door, and the couple watched from a window as the big mountain lion dragged a deer it had just killed off their porch! Meanwhile, their surveillance cameras recorded everything.

Image is a screenshot from the ABC 7 San Francisco News video

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  • Thomas Holmes

    OMG! Humans have to get off of the planet so animals can be everywhere!!

    • TNoebel

      Best interwebs comment of the day!

    • Ozzy Ramirez

      Sure. You first!

      • Thomas Holmes

        Sorry Ozzie, comment was intended for whiny liberal ecofacists. I would steal the cats dinner and eat the cat too if it complained. I am not going anywhere.

      • Ozzy Ramirez

        Ha ha. Good to know!

  • Brian

    kids will be next. you will need more than a big stick…

  • Thomas Holmes

    Mt Lion lucky it did not use my porch – that clanging would have been a dinner bell for me!!!
    Thank you for bringing dinner to me kitty – now back off before you join Mr Venison next to the mashed potatoes and green beans.

  • David

    The mountain lion heard San Fransisco was a sanctuary city, you can get away with anything in the city.