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Mountain lion chases deer into neighborhood pool

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GLENSDALE, CA (KTLA/CNN) - An unbelievable scene was captured on a homeowner's security camera in Glendale, California.

A deer, running for its life from a mountain lion, ended up in her pool - with the big cat right behind.

With a splash, a wild deer and a mountain lion ended up taking a swim together in the family's backyard pool.

The two animals wound up on Rachel Wong's property after sprinting down this extremely steep hillside.

From there, it was straight into the water.

"My husband came in and asked if something fell in the pool, and I was like well I don't know, so it was all wet on both sides of the pool and I was like I don't know I guess let's look at the camera. I got the video I was like like oh my God," Wong said.

Wildlife experts believe the mountain lion caught in this chase is a female named Nikita, who is known to roam around the Verdugo mountain wilderness above Wong’s home.

Mountain lions are ferocious animals and deadly hunters. They can grow to as much as 220 pounds and run as fast as 50 miles an hour.

They can also jump more than 15 feet into the air which is how Nikita likely got over this chain-link fence after she and the deer exited the pool.

This is the second time in Wong’s life she's seen a mountain lion. The last time was when one got her dog.

"It came cause I left my dog out. I tried to get it, but the mountain lion was faster than me," Wong said.

As a new mom, Wong will not be letting her daughter go outside on her own anytime soon.

"Not even during the day because we have rattlesnakes as well," Wong said.

Experts say that if you ever encounter a mountain lion, you should not run away, because that will trigger the cat to chase you.

Instead, you should make yourself look bigger and create a lot of noise.

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