Mountain lion DNA found in Pescadero home after family dog stolen

PESCADERO, Calif. (KGO) -- DNA tests prove a mountain lion got inside a Pescadero home and stole a dog from a bed where people were sleeping.

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Wet paw prints and a drop of blood were left behind. Forensic tests found a mix of dog and mountain lion blood. The 15-pound dog, named Lenore, hasn't been found.

VIDEO: Mountain lion caught on camera dragging deer off Hillsborough porch
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Nature met the suburbs in Hillsborough when a mountain lion dragged a deer off a porch after the owners said it was eating their potted flowers.

A week ago, the family left a door open for fresh air while they slept. They heard the dog barking, then she was silent. The state's department of fish and wildlife emphasizes mountain lion behavior like this is extremely rare.

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