Video: Mountain lion visits Douglas County family’s backyard

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- A mountain lion paid a visit to a family in Douglas County Friday evening.

Amanda Applebee said the big cat showed up in her backyard in the Roxborough Park area at about 5:30 p.m.

She told us he stopped to get a drink from the hot tub cover which had water on it from a rain storm. And then he moved on.

The cougar looked pretty comfortable on the porch in the video Amanda sent to us.

See tips about how to handle an encounter with a mountain lion here.