A FAMILY has shared their shocking discovery after a coyote entered their home’s dog door late one night.
The family’s plucky pet cat went paw to paw with a coyote that broke into a home in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
The home video footage captured the moment the coyote walked through the family’s living room while the cat scooted onto the chairs in the dining room.
The coyote managed to get into the home through a dog door around 4 a.m. Friday.
Mia Shoshan, the homeowner, said her brother was asleep when he heard the dog door open – but no pets were missing.
He saw that his two dogs were with him and his mother, so the question became – which animal went through the dog door?
“Our cat Lily started meowing and screaming, she was scared and called us for help,” Shoshan told KTLA.
Shoshan’s brother went to see what was going on and luckily the coyote ran back out the dog door after entering the room, Shoshan said.
Ron Lauer, a local resident who has lived in the neighborhood for almost 60 years, said that you can see coyotes roaming around almost every night.
“A two-meter fence, they just jump over it,” Lauer told the outlet. “You can come in the backyard. You will definitely find a way.”
Shoshan is just glad her pets are doing well because this situation could have gone differently.
“I have two very small dogs and they would have been easy targets for that coyote,” she said.
“Our cat is 14 years old and has been hit very hard,” Shoshan said.
“She was expending a lot of energy and resting and spending time with us.”
The homeowner warned other residents in the area who walk their pets outside or leave doors open to them.
“We usually leave the door open for them all day and sometimes at night, but we won’t do that anymore unless we take them outside,” Shoshan said.
She added: “Thank God everyone was fine. We were very lucky.”