Monday 21 November 2022 01:26 PM Horror in Hollywood Hills after mountain lion kills a pet Chihuahua out on a ... trends now
A mountain lion renowned for killing a koala at Los Angeles Zoo six years ago has now ripped apart the chihuahua of a Hollywood Hills resident as it was out on a walk.
The big cat, referred to as P-22 in line with the designation of his GPS collar, is notorious in the Griffith Park-Silver Lake-Hollywood area of Los Angeles for frequenting residential areas.
But earlier this month, the puma earned yet more notoriety when it set upon a chihuahua named Piper near the Hollywood Reservoir at Creston and Durand Drives, clamping down on the mutt and tearing it away from its horrified walker.
'I felt the tug and I heard Piper squeal,' the dogwalker told KTLA. 'I turn around and I just saw a face. I didn't know what it was.
'It was like a two- or three-second struggle... He didn't growl at all. I didn't even hear him. I never had a chance.'
Daniel Jimenez, Piper's owner, was celebrating his daughter's birthday when he received a text from the walker which read: 'The mountain lion attacked and took away your dog. Killed your dog.'
'We thought it was a joke, but it turned out it was real and we were just shocked,' said Jimenez, who said he was 'devastated' by the loss.
The attack came after P-22 staged a daring overnight break-in at Los