WATCH: Mountain lion climbing onto homeowner’s car caught on camera

WATCH: A San Jose area man has released video of a mountain lion that climbed on his car and stalked across his lawn before disappearing into the neighbourhood. Betty Yu reports.

TORONTO – A San Jose area man has released surveillance video of a mountain lion that climbed on his car early Tuesday morning in an effort to warn neighbours.

“It was scary… I did not expect [it in] this area because this is still [the] city,” homeowner David Tang told CBS reporter Betty Yu.
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The cat pounced on the roof of Tang’s Toyota Camry – parked in the driveway – around 3 a.m.

He says he released the video to warn his Almaden Valley neighbours of the dangers lurking nearby.

“The major concern I have is the safety for the kids, and lots of single people doing a morning walk,” Tang told KPIX.

After spending close to 30 seconds lounging on the vehicle, the mountain lion disappeared into a backyard next door.

That backyard belongs to Shawn Stuck.

“We knew the cats were around but we just never knew they were coming so close,” Stuck told CBS.

With the massive Almaden Quicksilver County Park just steps away, full of small animals and popular hiking trails, this might not be the last time Tang has a late-night visitor.