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Footage Captures Mountain Lion Stalking Children in California Neighborhood

Nothing will make you want to quarantine like a mountain lion roaming the streets.

A mountain lion is currently cruising through the streets of California, as we're able to see one stalking a pair of children in video footage coming out of Pacifica.

The first clip shows two children riding bicycles through a suburban neighborhood, and another shows the big cat hopping a fence and crouching under a truck until ultimately running off.

"I thought it was somebody's dog that had gotten into the yard and I was like, "Hey get out of here! Then it turned and that's when I was like, 'Oh my God! It's a mountain lion!'" Timothy Kerrisk told KRON4 in an interview. "(It was) watching the kids through the gate right here, and I started yelling at the kids, 'Get inside! Get inside! Get inside!'"

When he realized the mountain lion was still stalking the children, he decided to take action and scared it out from under the truck and out of sight.

"I know that cat was fed, and I know that it was definitely hungry because it was going for my cat, then the kids, and then killed a deer up behind my neighbor's house," Kerrisk added.

The other footage came from resident Andrew Mooney, whose surveillance cameras captured the mountain lion hiding out under a pickup truck.

"The width of a 2020 Ford F-150 from nose to tail," he said. "It's the biggest one that I've seen. We have a lot of sightings of mountain lions around here, and they all seem to be small bobcat size. This one was well fed."

The entire neighborhood remains on edge, as they have no way of knowing when the mountain lion will move out, any many worry for the safety of their pets and children, especially. Many residents insist they don't want the animal to be harmed or disturbed, and rather hope it will leave on its own.