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.
Case of the Hives: Couple's Bee-Infested Home Oozes Honey
Selling Point: How a Personal Sales Pitch Can Backfire
Michigan Man Buys County's Entire Foreclosure Stock
More on AOL Real Estate:
Find out how to calculate mortgage payments.
Find homes for sale in your area.
Find foreclosures in your area.
Find homes for rent in your area.
Follow us on Twitter at @AOLRealEstate, or connect with AOL Real Estate on Facebookand Pinterest.
- This Year's Best High-Interest Savings Accounts
- The Best States to Retire in 2022
- 7 Crucial Retirement Mistakes
- Don’t Borrow From The Bank - Borrow From Yourself
- Want Cash Out of Your Home? Here Are Your Best Options
- Turn Your Home Equity Into Cash Before a Recession
- Home Equity Surges: Compare Home Equity Loans
- Age 62+? Take this Quiz to Qualify for a Home Equity Conversion
- Digital Mortgage Platform Helps New Home Buyers Qualify to Buy
- 5 Reasons You Should Switch To This Travel Credit Card
- Best Travel Cards For Winter 2022
- 3 Cards Charging 0% Interest Until 2024
- The True Story Behind "The Blind Side"
- These Are All The Hidden Hacks Of Costco
- The Largest Military Planes In The World Are A Sight To Behold