— Port Moody Police (@PortMoodyPD) May 14, 2021
Most pets have a lot to be afraid of when it comes to coyotes. But the cat in the video above seems to have no fear of these wild animals at all. Watch as the amazing feline sends the coyote bolting out of the parking lot!
The video was captured by Port Moody Police officers in Canada who were on patrol at 4am. The police reported that they followed the coyote out of the area. The next morning, the kitty was still in the same parking lot, keeping it coyote free.
Of course, we at CatTime recommend that all pet cats remain indoors or, if they must go outside, that they stay in a safe enclosure or on a cat leash for walks. Coyotes are only one of the many hazards, including other wild animals, that outdoor cats can face.
Here’s a list of five of the animals that are most likely to attack pet cats so you know what to watch out for.
5 Animals That Are Likely To Attack Pet Cats
Even indoor cats might get outside on accident from time to time. It’s important to be aware of the dangers your kitty could face, even if you don’t intend to let them roam.
Here are a few animals that can attack cats:
- Coyotes: To safeguard your cat from coyotes, make sure they stay indoors during the night, and ensure your garbage cans are shut tight. Also, don’t leave pet food outside, as this is highly attractive to wildlife.
- Snakes: Venomous snakes, including water moccasins and copperheads, can be found in abundance all over North America. If you suspect that a snake has bitten your cat, you’ll want to speed straight off to your local vet.
- Cougars: Normally, a cougar will target livestock for a snack, but if a domestic cat comes on the radar, they’ll happily switch up their menu. If you spot this big cat near your house, call animal control or even the police as soon as possible.
- Raccoons: While they’re not the most feisty or aggressive of creatures, if your feline gets into a scuffle with a raccoon, you need to watch out for the danger of communicable diseases, including rabies.
- Squirrels: Your feline might win the battle, but a squirrel’s sharpened claws and teeth can still inflict injury on your kitty. Squirrels can also carry ringworm and spread diseases, as well as fleas and ticks.
There are many more dangerous animals and other hazards that cats face when they go outdoors. Make sure you take precautions if you plan to let your cat outside for any reason.
Would your cat chase off a coyote like the kitty in the video? Do you keep your feline indoors to avoid dangerous wildlife encounters? Let us know in the comments below!