COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado Springs family had a close encounter with a mountain lion Friday morning.

Family members said they were raking the yard with the children when a neighbor told them to get inside immediately. The neighbor took a picture of a mountain lion just a few feet from their home.

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It turned out the animal had killed a deer overnight and dragged it under the deck.

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“Evidently the mountain lion wanted his deer more than the kids, so we lucked out today,” resident Steve Luebbert said.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife crews flushed out the mountain lion by shooting it with a bean bag. The big cat ran off and rangers took the deer away.