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

by Ree Hines /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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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.

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.

Cat scares off bear
Cat scares off bearDarlis Elliott / YouTube

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:

An orange and white tabby named Jack showed plenty of catitude when a much larger black bear wandered onto his property in 2006.
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)SUZANNE GIOVANETTI / AP

Cats: 2. Bears: 0.

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