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Videos We Love: Cats We Want to Be on Our Side in a Fight

When family, food, or territory is at stake, a cat will tangle with bear, gator, snake, whatever.

Angela Lutz  |  Jul 31st 2015


Remember the old adage about starting fights, “Why don’t you pick on someone your own size?” In the feline world, this sage advice does not seem to apply. My gray tabby, Bubba Lee Kinsey, regularly stirs up dust with my boyfriend, who is more than six feet tall and could crush Bubba with minimal effort.

The cats in these videos approach their opponents with similar disregard for their own well-being, unleashing their inner lion as they take on dogs, alligators, and bears. Next time the neighbors are playing their music too loud or someone steals your parking spot and you’re raring to go, you definitely want these cats on your side.

1. Cat vs. black bear

When a black bear wanders onto this family’s porch, the cat totally has everyone’s back. I think the best part might be the child laughing maniacally in the background as the bear scurries away in defeat.

2. Cat vs. alligator

Mugsy the “underdog swamp cat” refuses to be subdued by the many hungry alligators he encounters on a daily basis, all of who are looking for a meal. Sure, Mugsy could just run away – but isn’t slapping an alligator in the face way more fun?

3. Cat vs. snake

Yes, this cat is seriously fighting a snake right now. Like, I feel a little sick just watching this. When this serpent slithers into my nightmares later, I hope this cat is also there to save me.

4. Cats vs. dogs

Despite their obvious physical advantages, the big dogs in this compilation are too afraid to encroach on the territory of some itty-bitty kitties. Just goes to show that sass is just as important as size.

5. Cat vs. fox

When a fox wanders out of the night and tries to steal a bite of this cat’s food, the kitty shows off his “mean right hook” in an attempt to guard his snack. You can see the exact moment the fox says “screw it” and skulks back into the all-encompassing darkness of his own shame.

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About Angela: This not-crazy-at-all cat lady loves to lint-roll her favorite dress and go out dancing. She also frequents the gym, the vegan coffee joint, and the warm patch of sunlight on the living room floor. She enjoys a good cat rescue story about kindness and decency overcoming the odds, and she’s an enthusiastic recipient of headbutts and purrs from her two cats, Bubba Lee Kinsey and Phoenix.