Animals Video

By Randal Coombs

A pair of coyotes and a mountain lion had an intense stand off in a woman’s back garden.

When Monica Hylbert heard barking out the back of her home in Los Gatos, California, on June 21, she was stunned by the source.

Not only had two coyotes appeared, but they were in a stand off with a cougar and running around frantically.

As Monica, 59, continued to film, the mountain lion charged at one of the coyotes and chased it out of shot.

Monica said: “I suspect this occurred due to the coyote’s having a den nearby with pups that they most likely were protecting.

“We have had a den nearby in previous years past.

“The coyotes and mountain lion went uphill and up our driveway to the top of our property.”