Zeus the house cat vs. mountain lion

Gail Loveman was working at the computer when she turned around to see a very strange staring contest.

A mountain lion was looking through her sliding glass door right at her cat, Zeus.

"I was sitting here working at my computer and I heard some rustling, but I have two Maine Coone cats, so I figured they were messing around in some papers and at some point," she said. "Maybe it was the noise - I turned around and this mountain lion was at my sliding glass door about 4 feet away from me."

Her camera was sitting by her and she grabbed it and started taking pictures. The pictures quickly spread like wildfire over Twitter and Facebook.The mountain lion walked along the deck and then came face-to-face with Zeus.

"I have one very fuzzy picture where he is just sort of kissing the mountain lion," she said.

After looking around her yard, she realized there were several more mountain lions. She says the encounter is a lesson for people living near wildlife.

"My number one thing I would say is: don't let your animals out. Don't let your cat go out. There are hawks,there are eagles, there are foxes. If you care about your animals keep them close."

For more information go to