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Cat vs. Raccoon (Video)

Watch this quick video (about 30 seconds) and see who wins in this “cat vs. the masked bandit” confrontation.

When I lived in Malibu, California I could have used a “security cat” to keep the raccoons out of my kitchen! The little rascals were so bold they would sneak through an open door in broad daylight, meander into the kitchen, stand on their hind legs, open the refrigerator and calmly scan the contents to choose the tastiest morsels! They loved hotdogs, strawberries and cake.

Within a short time they became adept at unscrewing lids, popping open milk cartons and opening twisty ties. Of course, if we didn’t catch them in time, they would make an unbelievable mess that would put any teenager to shame. Needless to say, we became a lot more vigilant about keeping our doors closed, even if it meant less of that wonderful California coastal breeze!

My favorite trespasser however was a big mama raccoon and her brood of three.  Most of the raccoons would jet for the exit when a human suddenly appeared, but not Big Mama.  She would look you right in the eye and dare you to interrupt her brunch.  She would keep one wary eye on you and with the other, choose what she wanted and then calmly take her masked bandit brood back to the great outdoors.

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.

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8:12AM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

bahahaha poor coon. cute kitty

6:58PM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

ha ha thats so funny. thems clever and cute. the cat was nice too.

12:52AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

How cute ..i love both :)

3:13PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

I had a raccoon chase my cat from the alley- through the yard- to the back deck where I live three flights up- then when my "Boy" squeezed through my bedroom window I saw the raccoon was right on his tail!! It was 3am, I could hear this all start. It woke me up and in seconds my cat, formally a stray from that same alley, was on the bed with every hair on his body on end!
The raccoon was so round, all he could fit through the opening was his face & one arm. Jumped up to hit the light & the thing was screaming and hissing at my cat & even though I made eye contact with this pissed of creature, he was not giving up. I has a glass of water on the night stand & threw that at him. Getting a face full of water finally shocked him enough to stop. I had to close the window very slowly, didn't want to hurt him or piss him off any more. He finally pulled his fat little frame out of my window.
By that time every neighbor was in my yard. We all have cats & dogs & they all got along. My neighbors were wondering which one of our many critters got in trouble. Usually it was my former feral Boy. I think my trouble maker knew this raccoon from when he lived back there. I think they had some history. That was just the first encounter. At least once a year, in summer, before the sun, I would wake up in a similar situation. The raccoon never caught him. I had that cat 17yrs. My first quiet summer. Miss him. >^-.-^

11:27AM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

racoons can drown a hunting dog in the wild!

11:19AM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

ty

3:21PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

I saw a similar video a couple of years ago. a 'coon came in, went right by a dog who just stared at it, and then a cat came and chased it out.

7:45PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Another reason to love cats.. thanks for sharing...great video.

4:33PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

We use to have a cat, who was originally a stray, named Footloose. We had to give him away to my grandmother who would let him outside, he came back every day and would sometimes bring gifts for her. They were not mice or birds, they were larger animals. He once brought home another cat (dead) as a gift to her and another time, she found three raccoons on her back steps all of them dead and pilled nice and neat. He got big, his torso was nearly as thick as a thick thigh. He has since then passed on due to old age, he was 17 years old, he was 7 when we got him, so he lived a long life.

4:14PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

All the raccoons around my house are afraid of my cat too; however, on warm afternoons they will lie on the deck together in the sun. That's de'tente.

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