WATCH: Security Cameras Capture Mountain Lions Prowling Around Colorado Neighborhood
I truly can't imagine what I would do if I ever looked out my window and saw this.
On Saturday night (Feb. 19), the security cameras set up on a woman's house in Conifer, Colorado managed to capture stunning shots of a group of mountain lions prowling around her home.
In the home security video footage above via KDVR, you can see each of the four mountain lions enter the frame of the security camera - which looked to be set up along one of the sides of the woman's house - and then eventually make their way into the backyard of the Conifer home.
Here's a closer look at those big cats getting a little too friendly with the home's security cameras; what would you do if this happened right outside of your home?
Well, in the event that this was to happen right outside of your home - or anywhere in your neighborhood - it's important to remember safe practices that could very well save your life and the lives of your loved ones.
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), here are some things to keep in mind, as well as things you should do if you ever encounter a mountain lion - near your home, in your neighborhood, in an open space, anywhere:
- Do not approach a mountain lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation; give them a way to escape.
- Stay calm when/if you come across a mountain lion. Talk calmly and firmly to it, and move slowly.
- Stop or back away from the mountain slowly, if you can do it safely. Running may stimulate a mountain lion’s instinct to chase and attack; face the lion and stand upright.
- Do all you can to appear larger. Raise your arms, or open your jacket if you’re wearing one. If you have small children with you, protect them by picking them up so they won’t panic and run.
- If the lion behaves aggressively, throw stones, branches, or whatever you can get your hands on without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly. The idea is to convince the mountain lion that you are not prey.
- Fight back if a mountain lion attacks you. Lions have been driven away by prey that fights back. People have fought back with rocks, sticks, caps or jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands successfully. The goal is to always remain on your feet, or make your best attempt to get back up if you're down.