We've all heard of guard dogs. People imagine that a dog will scare off intruders by barking and growling, or, if it's a large dog, by their simple presence. But have you ever heard of a guard cat? Well, it turns out that cats can be pretty good at guarding their humans' homes, too — especially against raccoons.
A security camera captured a video of an encounter between a cat and a raccoon.
My cat is a goddamn KING. 😻💪🏼 https://t.co/5Np8o8FYvV— Lindsay Mills (@Lindsay Mills)1542402609.0
And it turns out that the cat isn't always, well, quite this effective.
So the funniest part of this is that neighborhood cats try to come in all the time and my cat doesn’t try to fight… https://t.co/E7Nf3aXxgr— Lindsay Mills (@Lindsay Mills)1542408569.0
Lindsay went on the explain what any cat owner already knows.
People keep asking why animals have access to the house lol. The cat door is supposed to only unlock when it detect… https://t.co/RLflrHkDSE— Lindsay Mills (@Lindsay Mills)1542423796.0
Though some felt bad for the raccoon.
@lindsaymills @bunannie The Raccoon looked so sad 😭— Hero (@Hero)1542405343.0
@SirSenju @lindsaymills @bunannie I know right he even kind of turned his head sideways a little bit like"come on man!"— Jericho3K (@Jericho3K)1542413255.0
@Jericho3K @lindsaymills @bunannie Especially When he just laid at the bottom of the stairs 💔— Hero (@Hero)1542413399.0
Others had more complicated feelings.
@lindsaymills @Ayoo_Noah When i see a raccoon i think aww, but then remember it could rip ur face off lol... are racoons common in the US?— Niall McGuigan (@Niall McGuigan)1542412792.0
@lindsaymills Be careful. I grew up on a farm and have seen the aftermath when a raccoon wins a fight with a cat. T… https://t.co/dNWZtMECWl— Max Johnson (@Max Johnson)1542409793.0
@lindsaymills @coleyworld We had raccoons coming in the cat door. They WRECKED the kitchen, and our lab-sized dog w… https://t.co/qcRgX2vUhP— Katie Shumate (@Katie Shumate)1542420711.0
But most were here for the fierce feline.
@lindsaymills @tbernitt007 There's a reason Egyptians worshipped cats as gods... They deserve it.— MJdowntheshore (@MJdowntheshore)1542474238.0
@MJdowntheshore @lindsaymills You should see them when they look like they are protecting the pharaoh. Lmoa https://t.co/ENA1xuCuLa— Tracey Bernitt 💙💙🏳️🌈🏳️🌈😎🐶🐱🐄🐄🤬 (@Tracey Bernitt 💙💙🏳️🌈🏳️🌈😎🐶🐱🐄🐄🤬)1542474341.0
@tbernitt007 @lindsaymills Cats are the best. They don't have owners; they have clients.— MJdowntheshore (@MJdowntheshore)1542474729.0
But some cats aren't as good at guarding as Linday's.
@lindsaymills @Weber6God Wish I could relate... My cat brought in a raccoon this summer and chilled with it on the… https://t.co/SufKpWMKci— Kaiden L’shae (@Kaiden L’shae)1542464814.0
@lindsaymills lol, my cat would've have brought the raccoon inside. He hangs out with a possum and wants to bring i… https://t.co/KQiRVe03xz— Tortie Girls RESISTS Trump #RESISTANCE🐈😻😸🔥🔥 (@Tortie Girls RESISTS Trump #RESISTANCE🐈😻😸🔥🔥)1542453417.0
@lindsaymills My Cat would’ve invited that racoon in, open the fridge, offer the racoon food, and provide a couch w… https://t.co/3plELvsTXX— 🥛 (@🥛)1542471666.0
Excuse us while we go out and adopt a security cat.