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Watchcat vs. bear

Posted by Richard on June 19, 2006

About a week ago, I heard a story on the radio about the cat in New Jersey who treed a bear. Now I’ve seen the picture to prove it. From the New York Post:

A black bear picked the wrong New Jersey yard for a jaunt this week, running into a territorial tabby who ran the furry beast up a tree – twice.

Jack is a 10-year-old, 15-pound, declawed orange tabby. So much for my original theory that the bear ran off after getting its nose clawed. Shame on the owner, though, for declawing Jack (a procedure akin to amputating all your fingers), and double shame for letting a declawed cat outside. Good thing for Jack that he’s full of bluff and bluster, since he’s basically defenseless.

"We used to joke, ‘Jack’s on duty,’ never knowing he’d go after a bear," cat owner Donna Dickey told The Star-Ledger.

Neighbor Suzanne Giovanetti first spotted Jack’s accomplishment after her husband saw a bear climb a tree on the edge of their North Jersey home’s back yard on Sunday.

After about 15 minutes peering down at the cat from the tree, the bear descended and tried to run away, only to have Jack chase it up another tree.

Giovanetti provided the AP with this striking picture:

bear treed by tabby
Photo by AP Photo/Suzanne Giovanetti

Makes sense that it was a Joisy cat — even the neutered ones have cojones. And an orange tabby — tabbies all seem to have attitude.

(HT: The Gothamist via Tammy Bruce )
 

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One Response to “Watchcat vs. bear”

  1. Fidothedog said

    We need to get that cat to Iraq, it will sort out those terrorists in no time.

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