By Christina Cocca
A mountain lion creeping alongside a Southern California woman's backyard wall forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it.
Sherry Kempster of Newbury Park in Ventura County was in her kitchen Friday morning when she heard crows cawing in the backyard, which usually means "a hawk or something" is in the area, she told NBC4.
Kempster looked out the window about 10:20 a.m. and saw the back leg and tail of a creature moving past the barbecue grill. She soon realized it was a mountain lion.
She captured a picturesque image of the lion as it walked along her backyard wall, a mountain view in the background.