Caught On Camera: Mountain lion, deer plunged into backyard pool

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An unbelievable scene was captured on a homeowner’s security camera in Glendale, California when a deer, running for its life from a mountain lion plunged in a backyard swimming pool, with the big cat right behind.

When the homeowner, Rachel Wong, checked her surveillance camera, she said it looked like something out of National Geographic.

“I go the video. I was like ‘Oh my God,” Wong said.

Expert Johanna Turner thinks the mountain lion may be “Nikita,” a female known to roam the area.

Turner also suspects the splashdown may not have been the end of this wild encounter

“I think the lion might’ve waited for the deer on her way out,” Turner said.

As for wong, she says she lost a pet to a mountain lion in the past

She said she now plans to be extra cautious, especially with a toddler in the house.

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