Man Thinks He Sees Sneaky House Cat On 3 A.M. Security Footage, Realizes It’s A Mountain Lion

by Kat Manos
Kat Manos is an Associate Editor who loves arguing about indie rock, classic literature, and "Star Wars."

While I’m definitely a fan of house cats, I’m not sure I’m a big fan of jungle cats — or at least, cats bigger than my own! So if a cat bigger than my pet ever wandered into my yard, I’m sure I’d freak out.

Luckily, I don’t live in Sacramento, California, where workers at a storage yard recently realized they had a rather large feline guest stop by at 3 a.m.

“I’m really surprised to hear what they saw on the camera,” Sanjeet Sharma of Sharma Tire Service explained of the late-night visitor.

In a row of warehouses, Sanjeet’s tire shop sits beside Capitol Steel Products where a security camera was installed to deter thieves. Yet, it managed to catch someone who wasn’t exactly stealing, but who definitely shouldn’t have been present.

As Fox40 in Sacramento explains, the security footage appeared to show a large house cat up on a platform near a fence, though, upon closer inspection of the nearby “steel pipes and wooden pallets,” the house cat was actually a mountain lion.

Mountain lions, which are considered to be a type of cougar, are definitely bigger than house cats!

While the animals are known to hunt at night, no one is quite sure how the mountain lion managed to get past the closed gates and barbed-wire fences surrounding the warehouses.

What a sneaky cat! To find out more about these large felines and their late-night hunting, check out the video below, and be sure to SHARE it on Facebook!

Footage provided by KTXL Sacramento

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