A couple, living in the usually peaceful suburbs of Hillsborough, California, was awoken by loud noises from outside their bedroom recently. When the wife went to investigate, what she saw happening on her front porch had her quickly slamming the door. Now, the community is in a panic, seeing what the security cameras captured before a mess was left behind as a reminder of the danger lurking outside.
Mary Mines and Peter Rauenbuehler were sleeping soundly in their Peninsula home when they were startled by a loud noise outside their bedroom window, coming from their porch, at 3:30 in the morning. Mary quickly went to investigate, but would soon find herself slamming the door and retreating to safety.
“I didn’t have my glasses on so when I looked through the peephole I thought it was a coyote,” said Mines. “And I turned to Peter and I said, ‘There’s a coyote on our front porch,’ because we have a lot here. I opened the door and I looked and I said, ‘That’s not a coyote, that’s a much bigger animal.‘”
The couple watched from a window before taking a look at their security camera footage. As it turns out, a mountain lion was not only prowling around their home, it was also caught on camera dragging a deer, which it had just killed on their property, off the porch.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) December 15, 2016
The homeowners posted the video on a community bulletin board, and now, everyone’s talking about it as the community is abuzz over the footage, ABC 7 reports. Although they didn’t see it, the couple says they heard what they believe was the mountain lion slamming the deer onto their metal fence.
“He dragged the deer over the railing because there was deer hair over the top,” Peter explained. “And the dogs didn’t seem to intimidate the mountain lion at all. They were barking pretty crazy.”
Although mountain lions are not uncommon in Hillsborough, this is the first time the couple saw one up close, and now, they are warning others. “We told the children to be careful when they’re out and be aware,” Mary told the news station. “And to carry a stick or umbrella with them, to be big and loud if they see something.”
— Lilian Kim (@liliankim7) December 15, 2016
There’s a lot to be learned from Mary and Peter’s close encounter. Although California is known for its tough gun control laws, this is just one of many reasons citizens should be allowed to arm themselves, but there’s something more. You only have to look a couple states over to realize another way liberal ideologies aren’t helping “The Golden State.”
As Californians are seeing mountain lions, which are quite capable of killing a family pet or even a child, hunting right on their front porch, liberals in Colorado are having a fit about the approval of a controversial plan that will see not only mountain lions but also bears euthanized.
@abc7newsbayarea scary to think if you had young kids that could of opened the door.
— Lori B (@lbloli55) December 15, 2016
With the unanimous approval of both the Piceance Basin and Upper Arkansas River Predator Control Plans by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission this week, at least 15 mountain lions and 25 black bears will be killed over the next several years, and unsurprisingly, many leftists are in a tizzy, calling the move “inhumane.”
Unfortunately, Parks and Wildlife must do their best to address a rapidly changing environment. “We have more people, we have more roads, we have more homes, and more energy development,” said Jeff Ver Steeg, an Assistant Director of Policy and Planning with CPW. “These systems are not natural, not functioning like they did 200 years ago.”
@liliankim7 This is what happens when you ban Mountain Lion hunting. Way to go liberals! Meanwhile, CO is having to euthanize!
— God Guns Guts Glory (@The4GNet) December 16, 2016
In addition to the changes mentioned, hunting laws are also a likely culprit for what’s happening in both California and Colorado. Although Colorado does not have a ban on mountain lion hunting, like California, which made the animal a “specially protected species” and illegal to hunt under Proposition 117 in 1990, it’s not easy to obtain a license to hunt them in the state. While a lion license can be purchased in Colorado, anyone wishing to do so must complete an exam and receive a mountain lion education certificate issued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, attesting to successful completion of CPW’s Mountain Lion Education and Identification Course.
Long story short, liberals tend to be their own worst enemy. As they decry the practice of humans hunting animals for food and sport, they create unsafe situations like the one in California, where the deer that was killed by the lion on the front porch could have easily been someone’s pet. After mountain lion hunting was made tougher in Colorado, animals must now be euthanized. It’s time leftists accept food chain facts and realize that humans sit at the top. Simply put, hunting is necessary, and it shouldn’t be considered an evil.