Oh no! This is just awful!!
In Colorado Springs, a mountain lion snatched up and ate a poor doggy dog!!
The dog was a lil dachshund and his owner was out walking him in a gated community.
While just strolling along, the wild animal jumped out of some bushes, grabbed the dog, ran off and ATE it!!!
That must've been the most terrifying thing ever!
Parks and Wildlife officials ended up catching and euthanizing the lion.
Though it's still shocking, area residents aren't totally unfamiliar with the lions, with one local saying:
"We know there are mountain lions in the area, there have been other attacks several years ago. Our backyard neighbor - a mountain lion climbed a tree and jumped onto her deck and took her dog."
So if you live in Colorado or anywhere near mountain lions, and you see one, don't run!
Open your jacket and try and look as big as possible while backing away slowly!
Stay safe out there!
RIP - Poor doggy…
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
Tags: animal, colorado, dachshund, dog, mountain lion, nature, sad, walking, wild