Some cats, like my Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Paul’s pet, Pippa, are not bright enough to realize that, you know, that’s a freaking bear!

Then again, there are several videos out there (like the one below) that show cats fearlessly confronting bears and suffering no ill effects, so maybe people should only let cats out when there is a bear to chase off?

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.