House cat terrifies curious black bear

Darlis Elliot of Eagle River, Alaska, is used to moose and bears wandering into her backyard—but she’s not used to her cat scaring them off.

Last Sunday, Elliot was filming a large black bear that had wandered up to her home’s back door when the two-year-old house cat, Nani, aggressively lunged towards the animal. Luckily, a pain of glass prevented the cat from sinking her claws into the poor creature, but the bear was sufficiently frightened and quickly ran off.

Elliot told local TV channel KTUU-TV that while she and her family were surprised by Nani’s actions, “we were more surprised that it scared [the bear] enough to fall off the porch.”