Mountain lion spotted on top of 35-foot telephone pole

Mountain lion spotted on top of 35-foot telephone pole

A mountain lion showed its climbing prowess by scaling a 35-foot telephone pole in the California desert.

A lucerne Valley, California resident tells the Victor Valley Daily Press that a mountain lion got so scared by a group of screaming kids that it hightailed it up a 35-foot utility pole on Tuesday afternoon. Wildlife officials think the mountain lion may have also been scared up the pole by another mountain lion after entering its territory.

Several crows started flying around the mountain lion to harrass it.

“It was funny,” said resident Jose Ruiz. “It was like the one crow was saying, ‘Hey, you’re not a crow.’

The big cat crawled down sometime overnight and hasn’t been seen since.

Although mountain lion attacks are rare, experts are warning residents to keep an eye out for the safety of their kids and pets.