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Video shows coyote attacking rambling cat on porch in Texas


A cat was attacked by a coyote in Surfside Beach, Texas, and the fight was caught on camera.

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A cat escaped a vicious coyote attack by making the most of its surroundings, video from Texas shows.

Tony Gray, who KTRK says is from Surfside Beach, captured the video and shared it to Facebook on Thursday, June 9. Although the cat is not Gray’s, it was shown dashing across the deck of the beach house as a coyote chases after it.

The cat tried to hide under a chair on the deck and twice tried to climb the porch fence. Both times, however, the coyote knocked him down.

After the second fall, the cat rushed towards the coyote with its talons. Finally, the cat climbed up a column at the corner of the porch and waited for the coyote to leave the deck.

The cat waited almost a full minute before jumping into the yard.

“Someone almost lost a cat,” Gray wrote on Facebook.

Surfside Beach police told KTRK there was a coyote problem in their area. Surfside Beach sits along the Gulf of Mexico about 65 miles south of Houston.

Mike Stunson covers real-time news for McClatchy. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2011 and previously worked at the Paducah Sun and the Madisonville Messenger as a sportscaster and the Lexington Herald-Leader as a breaking news reporter.
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