A tiny dog named Dash stared down a mountain lion, putting up a brave front thanks to a pane of glass separating it from the big cat.
“There is a big, big mountain lion on our patio,” Dash’s owner Sarah Bole said in the video she recorded upon getting home last Thursday evening and discovering the unsettling scene. “He wants to eat my dog…I’m not going to lie, this is really scary.”
Dash remained unafraid, however. He simply wagged its tail and ignored Bole’s commands to get away from the door.
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The incident occurred in Grand Lake, Colorado, an area known for its wildlife, but Bole had never seen a mountain lion before.
“I thought it was very unusual that my little dog was sitting at the door like that and he didn’t come greet me or anything and then I looked up and the mountain lion was frozen on the patio in med-step,” Bole told Sky-Hi News. “That’s where the video starts.”
“I knew the cat couldn’t come in in my rational brain, but…I’m 5-feet away and it’s tapping on the glass,” Bole told Sky-Hi News.
“We’ve always known that there are mountain lions up here, on our property, in this neighborhood, but you do all the things you’re supposed to do…and I just never expected to see one 5-feet away looking in my dining room.”