Video footage captured in Texas that has started to go viral shows a brave and street smart cat successfully fighting off a coyote.
The incident took place at around two in the morning. After the coyote approached the kitty on a backyard deck, an initial kerfuffle took place. The cat caused the coyote to back off thanks to a flurry of high-speed paw swats.
As the coyote attempted to come back for a second attack, the cat sprang out of their hiding place under an outdoor deck chair and once again warded off the coyote.
The plucky feline eventually scampered up a wooden patio pole and hid out of reach until the predator finally left the scene.
Another Recent Cat Versus Coyote Situation
— Port Moody Police (@PortMoodyPD) May 14, 2021
This isn’t the first time a feline has had cause to fight off a coyote in recent times.
Back in May 2021, police officers in Canada witnessed a cat valiantly fighting off a coyote from a parking lot. The officers followed the coyote out of the area, and when they returned to the parking lot, the cat was still there, keeping it coyote-free.
You can read more about this earlier incident here.
Safety Reasons To Keep Your Cat Indoors
While the Texas cat in the video that’s currently trending managed to successfully fight off a predatory coyote, it’s still smarter to keep your cat as an indoor-only kitty for their own health and safety.
Here’s a quick reminder of some of the reasons that indoor cats lead safer lives than outdoor felines:
- Indoor cats avoid running into dogs, wild predators, and other animals that might harm them.
- They do not face the risk of being hit by moving vehicles.
- They’re less likely to be targets of humans looking to steal cats for awful purposes, such as using cats as bait in dog fighting rings.
- Indoor cats are less likely to suffer exposure to environmental toxins and poisons.
What do you think about the courageous cat who fought off a coyote? Do you prefer to keep your own cat as an indoor kitty so they don’t have to face dangerous animals? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!