A North Vancouver home cat named Tigger is making TikTok headlines for successful a face-off with a black bear a lot bigger than him.
Gavin and Cameron Sturrock are hardly ever fazed by their two-year-old Bengal cat’s behaviour.
Tigger is understood for deterring canine of their Canyon Heights neighbourhood, sparring along with his feline brother Taz — even stealing hen from the household’s kitchen.
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However on June 21, Tigger shocked the Sturrock brothers.
“Actually, I used to be simply frozen,” recalled Cameron Friday.
Gavin mentioned he was carrying two containers of Nerf weapons and guards out of the home in preparation for a Nerf conflict tenting journey when he obtained caught in a battle on his driveway.
A big black bear he’d seen earlier than had returned.
“I didn’t discover instantly, however my little cat was identical to – he was proper right here,” mentioned Gavin.
And Tigger had no concern.
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“He was two toes away from this bear,” Gavin informed International Information Friday.
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“I used to be freaked out, Oh my God, this bear goes to eat my cat proper now.”
Gavin mentioned he known as Tigger and when the feline didn’t hearken to him, he took out his cellphone and began recording.
”Tigger come again, Tigger…” Gavin is heard narrating on a video of the encounter he posted to TikTok.
Tigger is seen arching his again and strolling in direction of the bear, who then backs up and runs off.
“I noticed the cat simply chase after the bear and I used to be like no approach,” mentioned Cameron.
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With Tigger in pursuit, the animal fled by way of their yard and hasn’t been again since.
Not dangerous for a cat the brothers declare, having already cheated dying as soon as.
“He had this illness known as FIP, feline infectious peritonitis,” mentioned Gavin.
“It’s principally a dying sentence.”
With drugs and injections, Gavin mentioned Tigger managed to beat the viral illness.
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