Elk NetworkWatch: Deer Jumps into Pool to Avoid Mountain Lion

General | February 13, 2019

What would you do if a mountain lion was chasing you? A deer in suburban Los Angeles sprinted toward a private swimming pool and jumped right in. The lion immediately followed but got out of the water almost immediately and went on its way. The deer paddled around awhile before eventually climbing out.

A couple caught the encounter on their security camera.

“We all made guesses about what happened at the end,” the homeowner told KNBC-TV. “Most said the deer got away, but I don’t think that’s what happened.”