The Jacobsen family must be a steely bunch: They faced down a mountain lion that burst into their home in Baker, Mont.
The young male mountain lion entered the family's home Wednesday, and following a suspenseful chase, was shot by police. But that was after Isabelle Jacobsen and her lapdog had a nail-biting encounter with the cat when it charged through their front door's storm window in a spray of glass.
The Jacobsens held their ground during the confrontation, Isabelle's 15-year-old daughter, Solenn, told AOL Real Estate.
"She didn't say she was really scared," Solenn said about her mother who, according to The Bismarck Tribune, was donning her nightgown when she was confronted by the mountain lion.
"My little dog barked at it," Solenn said of the family's plucky bichon frise, Queen, who stayed at her mistress' side during the episode.
After a stare-down with the cougar, Isabelle snatched up Queen and the feline sprinted for the basement, settling in the home's recreation room, the Tribune reported. Authorities arrived soon after and shot the wild animal with a tranquilizer dart. But because the dart struck bone, the sedative didn't take hold, the newspaper said.
The cat then reportedly bolted out one of the Jacobsens' open doors and ran into a neighbor's yard, where it was shot to death by police.
Mountain Lion Bursts Into Montana Home of Isabelle Jacobsen, Chased Down by Police
Serial killer Anthony Sowell murdered 11 women in this Cleveland home.
Ronald "Butch" DeFeo Jr. murdered six members of his family in this home in 1974. The home, nicknamed the "Amityville Horror House," and the subject of a book and movie series, is claimed to be haunted.
Andrea Yates drowned her five children in a bathtub at this home in a district of Houston in 2001.
In this home in 1892, Lizzie Borden was famously alleged to have brutally murdered her father and stepmother with an ax. The house is now a bed and breakfast.
It was in this home that socialite Betty Broderick shot and killed her former husband and his new girlfriend, in 1982.
Fashion writer Christa Worthington of Harper's Bazaar and The New York Times was found murdered in this home on Cape Cod in 2002. Four years later, sanitation worker Christopher McCowen was convicted of the crime.
It was here that former Marine Chris Coleman, a security chief for a televangelist, strangled his wife, Sheri, and two children to death in 2009.
It was in this condominium building that Steven Schulhoff was beaten to death with a baseball bat in 2004 by his daughter Courtney's boyfriend, Michael Morin, after the pair (pictured) conspired to kill him.
It was here that serial killer Gary Ridgway, known as the "Green River Killer," murdered four women.
Mining heiress Elisabeth Congdon's body was found in a bedroom wing of this mansion. Her night nurse, Velma Pietila, was also found dead on the staircase landing of the 39-room home facing Lake Superior in 1977. Congdon's son-in-law was convicted of second degree murder in the case.
This residence is where 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in December 1996 in a notoriously unsolved case.
This modest 879-square-foot home has been the setting for two unrelated homicides. In 1990, 69-year-old Joyce C. Crandall was shot and stabbed multiple times, and later discovered by a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer. Timothy Granderson, a neighbor's son who did odd-jobs around the house for Crandall, was charged with the murder. Then in 2009, homeowner Barnell Amos and 9-year-old houseguest Devin Elliot were shot during a late-night robbery. These latter murders remain unsolved, and the three-bedroom house sits vacant. If it is someday listed for sale, Michigan state property disclosure laws do not require agents to share the home’s history with buyers.
In this home, over a span of 40 years, four members of the wealthy Lemp family committed suicide.
Pioneering punk-rock manager and celebrity real estate broker Linda Stein was murdered in her 18th floor apartment in this building by her personal assistant, Natavia Lowery (pictured).
In one of Indiana's most notorious crimes, 16-year-old Sylvia Likens was tortured to death at this house in 1965 by a woman who was paid to care for her, that woman's two children and two neighborhood youths.
Italian designer Gianni Versace lived at this palatial South Beach home and was murdered at its gate. The suspected gunman, Andrew Phillip Cunanan, was found dead eight days later.
This since-demolished home belonged to serial killer Ed Gein, where in the 1950s he lived a deceptively quiet life and where parts of his many victims' bodies were found.
This was the Edgemoor Street home of the Otero family, four members of which died there at the hands of notorious Wichita serial killer Dennis Rader, also known as the BTK killer. Dennis Rader received 10 life terms and a "hard 40" for the 10 murders he committed over nearly 30 years.
It was at his hilltop home that legendary record producer Phil Spector killed actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.