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.READ MORE: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 13: Elijah Mitchell Looks To Take Advantage Of Seahawks' Defense
It turned out the animal had killed a deer overnight and dragged it under the deck.READ MORE: State Lawmakers Vow Change After Allegations Of Funeral Homes Selling Body Parts, Giving Families False Cremains
“Evidently the mountain lion wanted his deer more than the kids, so we lucked out today,” resident Steve Luebbert said.MORE NEWS: 'This Is Real People's Lives': Activists In Colorado Push To Protect Abortion Rights
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.