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Nov 8, 2010 2:28 PM by KRTV

Dogs, not mountain lion, responsible for car damage

It wasn't a mountain lion that attacked a Mazda in Eureka last week - it was the work of one or two dogs.

Last week, KRTV received an e-mail from a viewer named Joe, with the following pictures and this brief explanation:

"This happened Monday night in Eureka. The car was attacked by a mountain lion during the night. They think their cat was hiding underneath the car or in the motor. Some incredible pictures."

Krista Tincher, a reporter for the Tobacco Valley News, contacted us this morning and reports that a game warden has verified that the tracks on the car are "clearly those of a dog, though the car owners suspected a mountain lion at first."

Tincher reports that the people involved in the incident speculated that one or two neighbor dogs - possibly Rottweilers - were trying to get at the car owner's cat that apparently was hiding inside the engine compartment of the car.

The cat survived, but appeared a little shaken up the next morning.

Dogs, not mountain lion, versus Mazda

Dogs, not mountain lion, versus Mazda

Dogs, not mountain lion, versus Mazda

Dogs, not mountain lion, versus Mazda

Dogs, not mountain lion, versus Mazda

Dogs, not mountain lion, versus Mazda

Dogs, not mountain lion, versus Mazda

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