Kevin Martuscello did not capture the actual cat fight, but he did use his smartphone to capture two large bobcats squaring dramatically off after their brief skirmish in suburban Texas, which is an unlikely venue for such a close encounter. (Video is posted below; watch to the end to see the cats ultimately going their separate ways.)
In fact, the neighborhood of Carrollton is said to be on edge after the incident earlier this week.
Mike Martuscello, Kevin’s father, told the local CBS affiliate that he saw the bobcats first and was witness to their clash on Highlands Creek Road. “They were clawing and scratching, biting at each other, jumping up and down in the air,” he said.
Bobcats and coyotes are occasionally seen in the region, but rarely have people gotten so close to them. Mike Martuscello added: “To see them this close, it was kind of scary at first. But they were so preoccupied with each other that they ignored us pretty much.”
Kevin captured the footage from the safety of his car.
Bobcats are opportunistic and have been known to prey on poultry, house cats, exotic birds, and even small dogs. There have been no known attacks on people, the CBS report states. But residents have been cautioned to keep tabs on their pets.