Chilling footage has emerged of a mountain lion quietly stalking children in a suburb near San Fransisco.

The footage will not only shock you, but it will also give you a terrible realization...

It's sometimes very hard for us to remember that our habitats are shared by many animals...

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And sometimes, the animals that share our habitats aren't exactly friendly!

This was recently proven in San Fransisco after a mountain lion was spotted in a suburban area...

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And the footage of the big cat stalking nearby children is chilling.

Now, it's common knowledge to stay well away from big cats...

Because they most certainly as lovable as our trusty domestic cats are!

There are many native big cats here in the United States...

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And perhaps one of the most common is the mountain lion, which can also be identified as a puma or a cougar.

As their name suggests, mountain lions typically live in dense, mountain areas across the Americas...

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But they are sometimes known to venture out into more populated areas.

You do not want to encounter a mountain lion.

These big cats are known for being extremely territorial and aggressive, and even though an attack is rare, several have been recorded in the last decade across the United States and Canada.

This means that if a mountain lion is spotted in a public area...

Disaster could strike.

And the footage we're about to show you...

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Well, it's utterly chilling, to say the least!

It all happened recently in San Fransisco.

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A security camera captured a mountain lion loitering around a little bit out of its usual depth.

Timothy Kerrisk, who filmed the incident, told local news station KRON that he initially thought a dog had gotten into his Pacifica yard.

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Then he realized what it was ― and that it was watching children playing in the street.

He immediately warned his children when he realized it was a mountain lion.

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"I started yelling at the kids, ‘Get inside! Get inside! Get inside!'" Kerrisk told the station.

After being spotted, the big cat ran and hid under a nearby pickup truck...

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Where it continued to fixate on the passing by children in the street.

Timothy made quite the commotion to warn the passers-by...

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And eventually, this caused the mountain lion to lose interest and slink off.

After Timothy uploaded the footage to YouTube, his video went viral...

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And people went on to not only outline the potential threat that wild animals can hold in residential areas, but they also pointed out that the big cat was probably driven away from its natural habitat due to the Californian wildfires that are currently taking siege.

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You can watch the footage here:

And we hope the mountain lion found refuge somewhere safe! Keep on reading to learn about the Golden Retriever who has been comforting firefighters battling the California wildfires...