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A Brave Cat named Jack

On June 4, a black bear wandered into a West Milford, New Jersey, back yard, was confronted by a 15-pound (7-kilogram) tabby cat.  The result: The black bear fled and was forced up to a tree, twice.  Jack’s owner, Donna Dicker, said that Jack always kept a close watch on his territory and would chase away any intruder.  "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 neighbors who thought the 15lb (7kg) cat was just looking up at it.  They then realized the bear was afraid of the cat.  After some 15 minutes, the bear descended, but was chased up another tree.  Finally, Jack’s owner called the cat inside, and the timorous trespasser disappeared back into the woods.

News sources: BBC, ABC, NGM

What did Jack’s owner feed him? XD
Just wondering …



2 responses to “A Brave Cat named Jack

  1. Michelle September 12, 2006 at 00:15

    Wow what i crazy cat!.. My great Grandpa had a 20lb cat named Henry, He would chase the neighbor Dogs off of the yard lol… Poor bear.

  2. 紫色小茉莉 September 1, 2006 at 09:44


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