Hillsborough mountain lion goes viral

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Since the video of a mountain lion dragging a deer off a porch in Hillsborough hit our Facebook page on Wednesday it has over three million views, 30,000 shares and 6,000 comments.

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (KGO) -- Our Facebook page is blowing up after we posted a dramatic video that a Hillsborough man shared of a mountain lion on his front porch dragging away a deer. Since it was posted Thursday it has over 4 million views and over 6,000 comments.

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The family dogs barking is the first sign something was going on. The second sign was two shiny eyes.

When the homeowners turned on the lights and looked out the window they saw a mountain lion dragging away a deer it had just killed.

"And it dragged the deer over the railing because there was deer hair over the top," said homeowner Peter Rauenbuehler.

Comments on our Facebook post range from sharing a habitat with mountain lions to safety tips.

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Rauenbuehler told ABC7 News the humane society has taken away the deer's remains and wildlife experts say this is nature doing its work. Mountain lions generally don't attack unless threatened. We just need to give the big cats their space.