Mountain lion caught on camera leaping into San Bruno backyard

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. (KRON) – A mountain lion was caught on camera leaping over a fence into a San Bruno backyard early Monday morning, according to the San Bruno Police Department. 

Police received reports of the mountain lion sighting at the intersection of Sneath and Rollingwood Drive. 

“Wow, big boy or girl, what it is. That’s, that’s scary,” Carolina Lopez said. 

Carolina Lopez, who walks dogs in the Rollingwood area, reacts to this video.

“That’s scary, ya, definitely I don’t know how I would react if I saw that in my backyard!” Lopez said.

The video captured was at a home in the Rollingwood area just after midnight on Monday morning. 

Police could not confirm if it was the same mountain lion or a second one roaming the area.

Norman Chu has lived in this neighborhood for more than 15 years and sees a lot of wildlife but has never seen a mountain lion on his street.

There were no reported injuries by the mountain lion spotted in San Bruno on Monday but just last week, a young girl was bitten by one on a trail in Cupertino.

The animal was put down for “public safety reasons” just a few days after the attack. 

The six-year-old is recovering from minor injuries.

Police say not to leave small children or pets outside unattended and to not go out for walks or jogs alone at night to prevent encountering a mountain lion.

Authorities are warning residents to be aware if you come across a mountain lion. 

Some tips that the police department shared were to not run, instead, make noises, wave your arms, and throw rocks or other items at them. 

If you see a mountain lion, police ask you to contact them.

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