Two mountain lion cubs thought they'd found the perfect place to curl up for the weekend - a warm light, soft straw and plenty to eat.

The cubs had chosen a hen house, but Debbie Maroney wasn't so thrilled when she went to gather eggs and a "large cat stood up.""I said some dirty words, shut the door and ran," Maroney said Monday.

Maroney said she believed the cats had been in the hen house for about 24 hours before she discovered them Saturday.

The cats ate three fowl and also killed one other. Four other birds stayed in the chicken coop but the rest of the 20-bird flock retreated to a nearby doghouse, which they shared with a sleeping basset hound.