Cat Fights Off a Crocodile at a Zoo in India

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Cats are often noted for their curiosity, but not necessarily their courage. A cat in India showed a lot of both when she fought off a hungry crocodile and walked away unscathed, according to the Daily Mail U.K.



The plucky cat somehow wandered into the croc enclosure at a zoo in Jaipur, India, and found her way to the edge of the water. As one of the crocodiles glided toward her, the cat seemed oblivious to the fact that she might be staring death in the face.

"When the crocodile came up in the water, we felt sure we were witnessing the last minutes of her life," said Vishal Chaudhary, whose wife, Manu, shot video of the incident. Other zoo-goers tried in vain to shout the cat away from the edge of the pond.

Only when the crocodile was nearly on top of the cat did she finally notice it. For a few moments, the onlookers were relieved, assuming the cat would flee from the danger. But she did them one better by standing up for herself and scaring the croc away.

"She's fighting, oh wow, that's superb. Look at it," the Chaudharys can be heard saying in their video as the cat hisses at the crocodile and swats at it twice with her claws. The cat delivered a couple of scratches to her foe's snout, and the crocodile retreated back into the water without the cat giving up an inch of ground.

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We couldn't believe it when the cat daringly warned the crocodile and then fearlessly slapped it twice," Vishal Chaudhary said later. Everyone who witnessed what happened must have been impressed, but the cat trotted away from the encounter like it was nothing. Because if there's one thing cats are known for besides curiosity, it's playing it cool.

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jemteku

This is why I love cats of all kinds. They are fearless, and do not take any crap from anyone. I once saw a video of a tiger climbing a tree and trying to attack a helicopter that was tracking it! CATS RULE!!! ;o)

February 22 2013 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mtexagator

That type of croc is a fish eater..it was probably curious about the cat...with that type of snout it could not eat that cat

February 22 2013 at 6:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
laura

sea brant is right. its not a croc but a gar fish!

February 22 2013 at 6:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
seabrant

How long before the "sensationalists" figure out that it is a Gar (fish), not a croc?

February 22 2013 at 5:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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sinfonian

It is actually a gharial. A crocodilian with a narrow snout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gharial

February 22 2013 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dad

How about that!!!

February 22 2013 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mechtly

Glad the cat survived. Now... if we could get that country to do something about its national stance on protection for WOMEN, and daughter killings (dowry avoidance, of which we hear little) in particular.

February 22 2013 at 4:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
doctoroh723

Let's hear it for our furry friends. Heart and courage (although some may say brain damage
:-D). This was absolutely amazing to me. Way to go, Puss.

February 22 2013 at 4:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pwanless

That croc was only curious, not hungry. If it had really been hungry, it would have snapped up the kitty right away without bothering to wait.

February 22 2013 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fxweb

Why people in India yell out of the excitement in English that nobody can understand? Why not use your own language? LOL

February 22 2013 at 4:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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conan12311980

There are more English speaking people in India that the U.S.

February 22 2013 at 4:20 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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