Open Posted: Hosted By A Cat And A Racoon Dramatically Facing Off
Cats vs. dogs. Cats vs. mice. Cats vs. cats. Cats vs. you any time you don’t feed them at the exact second they’re hungry. Yes, cats have many, MANY nemeses. Just look at one sideways, and you’ve made an enemy for life. That’s what a raccoon recently experienced when scavenging for food around a home in Canada. Rather than coming across a tipped-over trash can with half-eaten Hungry Man meals inside, the raccoon came face to face with Lily, the feline ruler of the house. Only a glass door stood between the two foes. Who won the dramatic standoff? (The cat, obviously).
Unfortunately for the raccoon, he left the home empty-handed, having been bested by a brief meow. Thanks to home surveillance cameras which watch our every move, the incident was caught on tape. via Newsweek:
In footage recorded via a Ring security camera, the wild animal was seen sniffing around the back door of a resident in Caledon East, Ontario, Canada, while a black and white cat named Lily was sitting just behind the glass, watching it look for scraps to eat.
It’s a standoff that lasts several seconds, with the two animals locking eyes as the tension seems to rise.
Perhaps sensing that it might be fighting a losing battle given that this is the cat’s house, the raccoon eventually relents, moving away from the property.
I guess Canadian cats aren’t nearly as polite as their human counterparts! There goes that stereotype. I must commend Lily for doing an excellent job of protecting her house from masked intruders. If that was my family’s (scaredy) cat, you better believe she would’ve rolled out the red carpet for the raccoon and let the thief steal my stale bread and three boxes of Raisin Bran. To be fair, I probably would do the same if I saw a hungry raccoon at the door. Come to think of it, we should probably buy a Ring camera because, between the cat and me, we’re absolutely gonna get robbed!