los angelesThere have been incidents of mountain lions preying on domestic dogs in the county. Recently, a family’s dog was attacked by a mountain lion in La Verne. This process was very cruel. Fortunately, the brave dog eventually broke free from the mountain lion’s control and saved his life.
(The content comes from the owner’s surveillance video and is post-produced by the reporter)
One night on a February weekend, a family’s 3-year-old giant black schnauzer in La Verne was attacked by a mountain lion. Home surveillance cameras captured the entire fight between the dog and the mountain lion. The scene was horrifying… The dog’s name is Holly. Its owners, Steve and Nicole, told KTLA that wild animals like bears, coyotes, rattlesnakes and mountain lions are common in the La Verne area where they live.
The couple noted that they were watching television inside when the mountain lion wandered into their yard, marking the family’s first mountain lion visit. They first heard a scream and thought it was coming from the television, then they realized the sound was coming from their backyard. The couple then began yelling through the glass door of the backyard in an attempt to scare away the mountain lion, and eventually succeeded in freeing the schnauzer from the lion’s paws and escaping.
Frightened and worried, Steve went inside to get his gun, and when he returned to the backyard, the mountain lion had disappeared into the night. But about 20 minutes later, the mountain lion returned, possibly looking for the injured dog.
The dog was bitten and scratched, and the wound required stitches. He received veterinary treatment and is currently doing well. Still, the mountain lion’s presence in the community deserves more attention, Steve said. “We want all neighbors to know that the mountain lion is out and bold enough to jump into the yard and attack a bird of approximately the same size.” Dog .”
Experts recommend remembering the following tips when encountering a mountain lion: Do not run away, this triggers the animal’s predatory stalking instinct; Pick up any children or pets; Do not turn your back to the animal, instead look towards its feet; avoid staring at it; If the animal is showing aggression, raise your arms above your head to make yourself appear larger; You can make noise by shouting to alert the animal; If you have a child, be careful that you don’t get in the way between them and the mountain lions.
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