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(Picture Credit: Pixel-Productions/Getty Images)
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!