Mountain Lion Snatched Small Dog From Bay Area Woman’s Bedroom, DNA Evidence Confirms

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A mountain lion is seen in a file photo. (Credit: CNN)

A mountain lion is seen in a file photo. (Credit: CNN)

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The mountain lion did not commit the perfect crime.

DNA evidence left behind in a San Mateo County home confirms that it was a big cat that snatched a woman’s little dog last week.

The incident happened at about 3 a.m. April 17 as the woman and her child slept in her bedroom. The woman’s 15-pound Portuguese Podengo suddenly started barking.

The woman woke up and saw a shadow of an animal, which walked through her partially open French doors and entered her bedroom, according to Det. Salvador Zuno, spokesman for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

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