August 10, 2018 9:51 pm
Updated: August 11, 2018 9:40 am

Mountain lion enters Colorado home, kills housecat, takes over an hour to leave

WATCH: A mountain lion killed a housecat on Thursday after entering a Boulder, Colorado home. It then took more than an hour to get the feline to leave.

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Police and parks and wildlife staff took over an hour to persuade a mountain lion to leave a Boulder, Colo., home on Thursday night.

The feline entered the empty home through a screen door and killed a housecat, Boulder police tweeted.

The mountain lion subsequently couldn’t find its way out of the home, CBS 4 in Denver reported.

WATCH: Mountain lion enters Colorado home, kills housecat, takes over an hour to be coaxed out

Boulder police and Colorado Parks and Wildlife tried to convince it to leave — an effort that included using non-lethal ammunition.

No one was hurt in the encounter and the mountain lion didn’t seem to be injured, either.

The Boulder police asked residents to close and lock their ground-level windows and doors at night and when they’re not home.

Coverage of cougar encounters on Globalnews.ca:

“This is also good advice for bears and burglars,” police said.

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