Aug 23, 2006 6:30 am US/Mountain
(AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A mountain lion ran into a home Tuesday and escaped through a window about an hour later.
Soon after he arrived home from work, Clifton Sanches said he heard his dogs barking loudly outside.
"I got up to shut the dogs up and a mountain lion came through my window, it came right through my screen door," Sanches told KKTV.
He went to a neighbor's house to call for help and he and sheriff's deputies waited outside the house. About an hour later, the big cat butted its head against a screened window before breaking through and running away.
Two mountain lions were spotted in Colorado Springs last month. Wildlife officials shot and killed one of the cats because it seemed lethargic and ailing.
"To have a mountain lion sighting is one thing. To have a mountain lion actually enter a structure is really rare," Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin said.