‘Fraidy cat scares off big black bear from family porch

Written by on June 25, 2015 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - 1 Comment

With one big stare-down Nani the cat has a new reputation in the family.

Nani was looking outside the family’s Alaska family porch door when she saw a big black bear.

Nani’s owner Darlis Elliott, who lives in Eagle River, told KTUU that given her cat’s disposition she was surprised Nani didn’t run away.

“She’s really such a fraidy-cat most of the time, I don’t know what got into her. She probably wouldn’t have lunged if we weren’t standing right behind her.

Nani managed to scare the bear off.

Elliott, who lives on Mariah Drive off of Prudhoe Bay Avenue in Eagle River says she is used to bears and moose hanging around her house and wasn’t surprised when she saw the bear approach Sunday.

“The bear came up our front drive way and walked around the house to the back,…We were all kind of watching him as he came up the back porch and that’s when Nani saw him.

According to Elliott, Nani crouched down in front of the door as if she was stalking him.

“She was watching him until he turned his face to the door, and that’s when she pounced. We were all really surprised that she lunged at him, but we were more surprised that it scared him enough to fall of the porch.

Elliott says she hasn’t seen the bear since.

h/t: KTUU

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