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Published:June 24th, 2015 17:22 EST

Viral Video: Brave Cat Scares Away Bear

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An Alaska woman shared video of her house cat rallying her courage to scare a black bear off her owner`s porch.


The video, posted to YouTube by Eagle River resident Darlis Elliot, shows 2-year-old Savannah cat Nani facing down a black bear through the home`s glass back door Sunday afternoon."


It`s axiomatic that felines are nervous cowardly creatures ...

But those of us who own cats know that they are brave animals who ferociously protect their turf and their benefactors.

When I walk my German Shepherd/Pit Bull around my neighborhood cats that we encounter rarely run away when my pooch playfully lunges at them, they raise their hackles and stand their ground.

The trope of a "fraidy-cat" is a myth, as Savannah the cat demonstrates. If a bear approached my back glass door, I would wet my drawers, and slam the wood door shut. But the fearless cat lunged at the glass door, causing the bear to run away with its tail tucked between its legs.

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