Mountain lion chases deer across California street

By Daniel Uria   |   Updated April 14, 2017 at 3:08 PM

April 14 (UPI) -- A police officer in California witnessed an intense chase between a mountain lion and a deer on a local street.

Chumash Reservation Community Resource Deputy and Mitigation Deputy shared dash cam footage of the mountain lion chasing the deer back and force across the street.

"While patrolling in Solvang, Deputy Green witnessed a deer running from a mountain lion," police said.

The officer used his patrol car's light to illuminate the scene, as the mountain lion pursued its potential prey on and off the road.

Eventually the two animals scurried out of view, but the officer said the deer managed to escape.

"That deer lived to see another morning, and the mountain lion remains hungry," police said.

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