As part of an ancient rivalry firmly lodged in the deepest recesses of their animal brains, a frenzied dog chases a terrified cat around a backyard. But this resourceful kitty has a trick up his furry sleeve -- a secret ninja move.

As the video begins, one-and-a-half-year-old cat Santi is being pursued by six-month-old dog Walter. They race around the edge of the backyard when Santi suddenly spies salvation in the form of a tree.

So, he leaps onto the side of the tree and clings there as Walter passes unknowingly by. Then, he dismounts and watches warily as Walter runs off in the opposite direction.

Nice skills, cat. We're pretty sure we saw the same move in a kung fu flick once.