Home Security Camera Captures Mountain Lion Roaming Silicon Valley Neighborhood

A mountain lion was spotted leaping over a fence in a residential neighborhood in California’s Silicon Valley in footage recorded on Wednesday, May 29.

Security camera footage released by police shows a mountain lion exploring an alleyway in Milpitas – a city at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay – on Wednesday night.

The Milpitas Police Department said another mountain lion sighting was reported two hours earlier in the area as well. The police department said they are trying to locate the animal or animals, and encouraged residents to report sightings to 911.

Mountain lions are a “specially protected” species in the state, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Credit: Milpitas Police Department via Storyful