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GMA star Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares worries after mountain lion spotted near her LA home

The GMA doctor shared a clip from her local news channel

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Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
October 29, 2022
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Dr. Jennifer Ashton has to balance living between two major cities, Los Angeles and New York City, and she had a hair-raising experience at her LA home.

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Taking to her Instagram Stories, she shared news footage of a mountain lion running through the neighborhood. Thankfully, Jennifer was safe as the report confirmed that the animal had been captured by authorities. Speaking of the moment, the star shared: "Just a few miles from us in LA…" and added the eyes emoji.

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But it sounds like everything isn't perfect for when she's in New York City, as she then added: "Rats [NYC] vs mountain lions [LA]," with a monkey emoji.

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It's uncommon for mountain lions to make their way into major residential areas like in LA, but earlier this year one was spotted around the property of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The royal couple took full precautions as they locked down in their home, in which they have two young children, Archie and Lilibet.

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Jennifer shared news footage of the scary incident

They were also warned specifically about the flock of chickens that they've been raising in their estate, and even to look after their dogs.

According to security footage, the lion was seen prowling about five miles away near another homeowner's driveway.

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Harry and Meghan dealt with a similar incident earlier in the year

Good Morning America regular Dr Jennifer has properties in New York City and Connecticut, and she shares her homes with her children Chloe and Alex. 

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Jennifer shared her kids with late ex-husband Robert Ashton. The pair divorced in 2017, and sadly two weeks after it was finalized, Robert took his own life. 

She has previously spoken about how she and her children have dealt with his tragic death and opened up to both People magazine and in her book Life After Suicide.

The TV medical correspondent admitted that she agonized over thinking it was her fault, but it was a moment with her brother when she got some clarity. He said: "Divorce doesn't cause someone to commit suicide. The reality is, you cannot let this destroy you.'"

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