Domestic Cats Take On Snakes In A Fight To The Death…Who Wins…You’ll See
One might not think of common domestic cats as vicious predatory killers, but in truth…they are. Don’t let their size and the fact that they purr when you hold them fool you, the common domestic cat is an awesome predator, just like his bigger cousins. Domestic house cats are highly skilled predators and outdoor cats living near or adjacent to natural areas are likely to prey on many of our nature neighbors. A domestic cat’s motivation to hunt is strong and even your well-fed cat will prey on local birds, small mammals, and reptiles if given the opportunity. Unsuspecting birds that benefit our gardens and natural areas by pollinating plants, spreading seeds, and controlling insects are often at risk of becoming prey of the predator driven instinct of our outdoor cats.
But what about when a domestic cat comes into contact with a snake? In the video compilation below, we see several instances in which common house cats won’t back down when they come into contact with a snake. If you were under the impression that cats might be afraid of snakes, you would have guessed wrong. Although many of our cats are affectionate pets, they can hunt as effectively as wild predators. Free ranging cats that roam outdoors are a threat to our local wildlife. With more than 70 million pet cats and over 60 million stray cats in the United States, scientists estimate that cats are responsible for killing billions of wild animals, such as birds, reptiles, and small mammals (e.g. rabbits, mice, voles, squirrels) in just one year.
But what happens when a domestic cat comes into contact with a snake…watch the video and see for yourself. I’ll bet you’ll never look at “Fluffy” the same way again after watching this video.