Mountain lion attacks, kills leashed dog in the Hollywood Hills; attack captured on video

A horrifying scene played out in the Hollywood Hills when a dog walker came face-to-face with a mountain lion, who was likely P-22.

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triciann
triciann
165 · 18 days ago · Reddit

“I don’t want anything bad to happen to P-22,” said Jimenez. “I just want people to be safe out there so that nothing like this happens again.”

My first question was the length of the leash, the dog didn’t appear to be very far behind so within the length of a regular 5 ft leash. The dog was behind the owner though. A good puppy, but this is kind of why I’m glad my dogs walk ahead of me even though they should be walking beside me.

The second question was if it was dark outside and it was. I will not go outside and walk my dogs if it is dark outside. We’ve encountered coyotes even just before dusk, but a mountain lion from behind has not been on my consideration of concerns.

Poor puppy and poor owner who seemed to do everything right. I thank him for sharing his experience so I can learn from it.

toastedbranflakes
toastedbranflakes
101 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Just yesterday I went on a hike and I made a joke about P-22 coming for a visit but DAMN it didn't need to prove me right so quick

FashionBusking
FashionBusking
57 · 18 days ago · Reddit

P-22 is breaking bad??

I've always wanted crossover of Ace Ventura Pet Detective and CSI.

jetboyjetgirl
jetboyjetgirl
50 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Sad, especially to see on video. Worth keeping in perspective that coyotes kill pets far, far more often, and all over LA.

_its_a_SWEATER_
_its_a_SWEATER_
46 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Nature, uhh… finds a way.

RIP to that poor dog.

superjanna
superjanna
33 · 18 days ago · Reddit

P-22 also likely killed a koala at the LA zoo a while back. He’s a carnivore, he doesn’t register a difference between wild animals and captive/​domesticated, and he’s the rightful king of Griffith park and we can’t tell him what to do, so it’s up to us humans to take steps to protect specific critters from becoming part of the food chain.

(I’m worried lots of people don’t consider these things in the slightest, and somebody’s gonna try to get vigilante revenge and harm P-22 for crossing some imaginary line by eating dogs)

Lowfuji
Lowfuji
24 · 18 days ago · Reddit

I need proof P22 did this before I judge em.

incominghottake
incominghottake
19 · 18 days ago · Reddit

I gotta give it to Jimenez. He’s handling it well. I would want to kill that fuckin lion if it killed my dog.

sonicac
sonicac
11 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Dog was killed on residential street within 5-6 feet of human

No reason it couldn't be a small child instead

thatOneGuyCoding
thatOneGuyCoding
9 · 18 days ago · Reddit

This is pretty crazy and just scary to know at the time of day it attacked

Vivi1313
Vivi1313
6 · 18 days ago · Reddit

It’s not just dogs that we need to worry about, a mountain lion almost attacked me about 15 years ago while jogging at night in Griffith Park (right by the zoo). I wouldn’t do that now because I realize how dangerous it was, but it’s good to be aware that they can go after humans.

I was jogging on a dirt path and heard footsteps behind me so I sped up, just wanting to put some distance between us, but the footsteps sped up too. I got scared and ran faster, and the footsteps became faster too and were really close. At that point I knew it wasn’t just me being paranoid and that I was about to be attacked, but I thought it was a person. I stopped dead in my tracks and turned around with my arms up as aggressively as I could, prepared to fight a person off of me, and I was so confused and surprised when it wasn’t a man I saw, but a very large catlike animal that came up to my hips in height, with a big round head and rounded ears. The moment I turned around, it veered off and away into the bushes, but it was within about five feet of me before it turned away. I called my friend and he said it was a mountain lion (I wasn’t super familiar with their appearance at the time, and I don’t think most people knew there were mountain lions in Griffith Park back then) and when I looked it up, sure enough that was what I had seen. I don’t know which mountain lion it was though, because they estimate that P-22 is 11 years old, so this was a few years before he was born.

Attacks on humans are rare, but I feel like they’ve started to increase in the last few years, so be careful out there — especially if you’re running, because it can activate their prey drive.

Scumbassador
Scumbassador
5 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Cats are most active during dawn and dusk. P22 has a certain immunity. People romanticize this predator. P22 is a predator. Apex predator. I’m surprised more pets that have been killed haven’t been brought to light. I love P22 but mountain lions are at the top of the food chain. Simple as that. Keep your head on a swivel. I feel bad for the dog and the owner. One day to another. Your best friend is gone