Did I tell you about that time a mountain lion fell through the window? Yeah, I did. On the left, a cub on a front porch in Ventura, CA, from Flickr.
I am so using the hot new "a mountain lion attacked me" excuse the next time I get scratched up on a hike. Let's face it, "I tripped and fell in a patch of buckthorn" just makes people think you're a loser.
Palo Alto hiker "attacked" by "mountain lion"
Orange County hiker says [wink, wink] he was attacked by mountain lion
Meanwhile, in Colorado:
Man walking with wife shoots mountain lion
Mountain lion enters bedroom, kills family dog; CNN report & video ; Local news report & video
[Note to self: check doors. And leave packages outside.]