A quick-thinking cat managed to escape a pursuing pooch and surf her way to safety in a backyard pool.
The ingenious move, caught in a YouTube video, showed an aggressive Fox Terrier pursuing the feline on a sunny afternoon.
But the clever kitty was too quick for her menacing companion, as seen in footage uploaded to the video-sharing website by Robert Dollwet, an American animal trainer living in New South Wales.
The cat gracefully jumped on to a waiting surfboard and let the longboard take her to safety.
Enjoying a respite mid-pool, she casually glanced back at her pursuer — who was left dumbfounded by her skillful maneuver.
After a pause in the pool, the cat concluded her surfing stint.
Admitting defeat, the pup stayed on the other side of the water and watched her go her merry way.