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Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence
Fences can be great for keeping intruders out of your yard. But their effectiveness is limited when the intruder is capable of jumping up to 15 feet high. - photo by Grant Olsen
PASATIEMPO, Calif. Some California residents are feeling a little less secure in their backyards after the release of a recent YouTube video. The footage from a homeowners surveillance camera shows a mountain lion bounding over a perimeter fence like its nothing more than a speed bump.

According to a report from, this is the third time the mountain lion has been captured by motion-triggered cameras in the past couple months. You can see footage from his earlier visit to the same property by clicking here.

So how high was the fence the cat jumped over? According to the videos description, its about 6-feet tall. And while that may sound like an impressive obstacle for the cat to clear, mountain lions are reportedly capable of jumping more than twice that height if necessary.

As reported by KTVU, the video has left some residents nervous for the safety of their pets.

The Santa Cruz Puma Project said they are very familiar with this particular cat. Known as 77M, he was recently collared by their researchers. The Santa Cruz Puma Project has an interactive feature on its website that allows you to track his whereabouts.
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