Talk about the ultimate cat nap.
Lauren Taylor, of Ashland, Ore., came home Sunday, July 8, to find an intruding mountain lion taking a snooze behind the sofa in her living room.
"This is wild," Taylor wrote in a Facebook post. "There's a mountain lion in our living room."
Sure enough, in multiple photographs and videos, the mountain lion can be seen taking a late-night snooze on Taylor’s living room floor behind the couch. The photos, which many appear to be taken of the cat from up close, raise the question of why Taylor took the potentially dangerous risk of getting too close to a wild animal.
As it turns out, Taylor, who in a detailed Facebook post claims she has “extensive experience working with energy and animals,” says she was able to telepathically guide the feline out of her home without anyone getting harmed.
“I sent telepathic pictures of the routes of the house via open doors and the route out the backyard, across the creek, through an open field, and back up into the hills,” Taylor said. “We got guidance that the way to rouse her and get her to leave her safe spot behind the sofa without panicking was through drumming.”
And drumming she did.
“We called in native ancestors’ support and started drumming,” Taylor explained.
In a video taken by the woman, you can hear her banging on a drum to a steady beat from a safe, elevated position inside her home. Before drumming, Taylor says she went outside to see the animal through the window to see what it was doing. “She was sleeping!” Taylor said.
In a separate video, you can hear Taylor tapping on the window from the outside.
“When I made noise, she woke up and looked startled so I consciously raised my frequency, gazed lovingly into her eyes, and communicated using feline-speak eye blinking to calm her,” she said.
Her roomate, Taylor added, also made a loud noise, which startled the cat.
“My housemate came out and the lion became very alert to a new person,” Taylor said. “I explained about the energy and the blinking and she dropped into her heart, blinked, and the lion blinked back at her, relaxed, and curled up to sleep some more.”
After a brief nap, Taylor said that it was time for the mountain lion to head on home. The beating of the drum ensued and, as predicted by Taylor, the mountain lion steadily got up from behind the couch and began to steadily evacuate the home.
“It was a perfect ending to a blessed encounter that could have been dangerous if approached from a lower frequency,” said Taylor.