Tabby cat terror for black bear

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The black bear up a tree with Jack the cat at the base

Jack the cat is possessive about his territory, his owners say

A black bear got more than it bargained for after straying into a family garden in the US state of New Jersey.

The unwelcome intruder was forced up a tree – twice – by the family pet, a tabby cat called Jack.

The terrified bear was only able to make its escape when owner Donna Dickey called the hissing cat into the house.

Ms Dickey said Jack liked to keep a close watch on his territory and often chased away small animals, but one of this size was a first.

“We used to joke, ‘Jack’s on duty’, never knowing he’d go after a bear,” Donna Dickey told local newspaper The Star-Ledger.

“He doesn’t want anybody in his yard,” she added.

The bear was first spotted in the tree by neighbours who thought the 15lb (7kg) cat was just looking up at it.

They then realised the bear was afraid of the cat.

After some 15 minutes, the bear descended, but was chased up another tree, before finally making its escape when Jack was called indoors.

Bear sightings are not unusual in the area of West Milford in New Jersey, which experts say is one of the state’s most bear-populated areas.

6 Responses

  1. I love it.no one told Jack he was just a cat and isnt able to stand his ground with a bear.its the same with a bumble bee.they arent suppose to be able to fly.but no one told them that.see what we can do if no one rains on our praid!love the story.it was cute.that cat has a lions heart.God bless.

  2. That is hilarious! I have to get you a cat now.

    Claire xxx

  3. great photo and story

  4. Hi! I came over from the Bloggers Over 50 blogroll.

    This story is so funny. We have black bears around this part of Virginia but I’ve never heard any stories like that.

  5. Now if that were our cat, Gracie, she’d still be hiding under the bed! Although last nite, she did make a “break-through” in socialization of sorts. Older daughter and her fiance were here with their 4 month old puppy – cutest little part cocker/lab mix ever – and Gracie didn’t run and hide from “Ollie” – the pup. Just stood and stared at the pup, who let out a couple little yips at the cat, no chasing though. It was like a “Hi, I’m here, Wanna be friends?” type meeting of the two.

  6. That is one tough cat! I’d like to have a half dozen of those babies and rent them out as security guards. LOL!

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