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Who's the scaredy-cat now? Brave feline sends bear running

It's shaping up to be a good time for Team Cat. Just days ago, one brave kitty was honored with the National Hero Dog award. And now there's another fearless feline making headlines.

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No ‘fraidy-cats’ here! Watch house cat scare away a black bear

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No ‘fraidy-cats’ here! Watch house cat scare away a black bear

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In a video that's gone viral with over 700,000 views on YouTube so far, a 2-year-old tabby comes face-to-face — well, face-to-glass-door-to-face — with a black bear who's wandered onto her porch.

While the video is just 14 seconds long, that's all the time Nani needed to charge the door and send the bear running in the other direction.

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Cat scares off bear

According to Nani's owner, she's not usually the heroic type.

"She's really such a fraidy-cat most of the time," Darlis Elliot told KTUU. "I don't know what got into her."

Courage, that's what!

MORE: Good kitty: These 6 'hero cats' saved the humans they loved

It's not the first time a house cat has sent a strong message to an unwelcome bear. Back in 2006, another tabby took on a black bear and a photo from the confrontation says it all:

Jack, a 15-pound orange-and-white cat, cat sits under a treed black bear in a backyard in West Milford, N.J., Sunday, June 4, 2006. When the bear climbed down, the cat chased it up another nearby tree. Neighbor Suzanne Giovanetti thought Jack was simply looking up at the bear, but soon realized the much larger animal was afraid of the hissing cat. The cat's owners called it away and the bear ran off. (AP Photo/Suzanne Giovanetti)

Cats: 2. Bears: 0.

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