Watch: Fearless cat sends coyote running for cover

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Police in the Canadian province of British Columbia captured rare footage last week showing a fearless black cat chasing a coyote down a street.

“The things our patrol officers see at 4 a.m.,” Port Moody Police stated in a tweet describing the video clip. “Cat 1, coyote 0.”

Viewers can see the cat dart from beneath a car, where the coyote had been sniffing, and sprint after the canine before it disappears around a dark corner.

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Many were amused and several comments alluded to the bravery of the cat and cowardice expressed by a wily predator known to occasionally prey upon cats and small dogs.

However, several viewers wondered whether this might have been a trap. Coyotes often hunt in packs and sometimes lure potential prey into ambush range with these kinds of clever tactics.

But those who might have been saddened by this prospect were delighted to receive an update the next day by Port Moody Police:

“Thankfully that’s not the case,” the department tweeted. “We followed the lone coyote out of the area. And the same cat was seen doing its rounds in the parking lot again this early morning!”