Mike Watkins, 59, of Pacifica mentioned he woke as much as an alert on his telephone simply earlier than three a.m. Saturday morning. He thought it was his son leaving for work.
Later within the day, he scrolled by means of the footage, and observed an extended tail, then realized it’s a cougar.
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He advised ABC7 Information, “At first look, scrolling, I noticed an animal. Presumably a cat or raccoon. Then checked once more, and noticed this lengthy tail,” he mentioned. “I observed it was loads larger.”
So he posted the video on the Nextdoor app to alert his neighbors.
Watkins has lived within the dwelling for half his life, and has by no means seen or heard of a mountain lion within the space.
“I’ve seen deer, raccoons, skunks, coyote, and others” he mentioned. He speculates the wildfires, development, and fewer visitors because of COVID-19 are pushing and permitting these animals out of there pure habitat on the lookout for meals and journey.
Watkins mentioned he and his spouse simply put in the digital camera per week in the past, and has notified police and animal management.
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