Ed and Kathy Suddeth were hanging out together at their home in Sonora, California, last week when someone very unexpected suddenly burst through their front door.
“The homeowners’ door was open but they had a screen door,” Sgt. Andrea Benson, a public information officer with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, told The Dodo. “He ran through it.”
Within seconds, the Suddeths were face-to-face with a mountain lion right in the middle of their living room — and neither the mountain lion nor the couple knew quite what to do next.
It’s possible the mountain lion had been chasing something outside and then accidentally crashed through the couple’s screen door. He seemed even more bewildered than they were and quickly tried to get back outside — but got confused and ended up taking cover in the bathroom instead.