Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly warned about a ‘dangerous’ stalker lurking around their property in California.
According to the reports, the couple was told to go into lockdown mode after a huge mountain lion was spotted in their neighborhood in Montecito.
Harry and Meghan were allegedly also told that their free-roaming rescue chickens pose a target and could attract the beast to their property.
The warnings come after the feline was caught on CCTV roaming around another property just miles away from the couple’s mansion.
In the terrifying clip, the animal could be seen walking passing across the driveway and past a car before disappearing into the darkness.
As officials believe, the mountain lion likely strayed from its home in search of water and food after drought struck The Golden State.
“There are all kinds of animals in the neighborhood – coyotes, bears and deer – but it’s rare to see a mountain lion,” one local told The Sun.
“We’re in a drought so the animals are thirsty but also there have been fires and a mudslide in recent years which seems to have brought down the bigger animals. People in the area feel safe during the day but they’re taking precautions during the night.”
Meanwhile, Montecito Association Executive Director Sharon Byrne warned that the danger is real and that residents should take precautions to avoid a potential disaster.
“The fact we have security footage shows though that residents are taking this seriously as it was shot by a camera which is what we’ve been urging residents to install,” Byrne said.
“We want all locals to secure their homes and secure their chicken coops and whatever other animals they may have. Chickens can be a fast, easy source of food for hunting animals so they have to be safe and secure.”
The association director added: “We also urge residents to secure their garbage so animals can go rummaging around for scraps, to have night lighting, alarms, cameras and so on.
“Mountain lions are solitary creatures and ultimately, they don’t want to be around people so we’re hoping this one moves on by itself.”
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