Tuesday, 13 January 2015
US SIGHTINGS: Mountain lion spotted in backyard of Vista home
City News Service , 10News Digital Team
11:45 AM, Jan 3, 2015
6:35 PM, Jan 3, 2015
VISTA, Calif. - A mountain lion was spotted in the backyard of a Vista home early Saturday, but ran off before state wildlife officers arrived.
A resident alerted the sheriff's department to the animal in the 300 block of West Connecticut Avenue, near Avenue de Benito Juarez, shortly before 2:30 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The homeowner says he spotted it only after his dog started barking and alerted him to the animal.
He told 10News his dog Sammy started barking non-stop at about 2:30 a.m. When he got up to see what was going on, he spotted the big cat in a tree on his property. He says he grabbed his flashlight and saw the animal's eyes glowing in the dark.