"Oh my god it's a bobcat! Oh my god!"
If you thought you were having a rough start to your day, you might want to think again. Because a new piece of viral video that just hit the Internet shows how quickly things can escalate, all in the span of just 46 seconds. In a viral video that has racked up millions of views on Twitter, a bobcat comes out of nowhere to interrupt the peaceful serenity of an average day.
The video appears to be a security camera. Things start out innocently enough with a guy waving and sending a cheerful "good morning" to a neighbor jogging past. He even takes a moment to make a comment about how he needs to wash his car.
Less than ten seconds later he is yanking a growling and snarling bobcat off his wife on the other side of the car. Watch the left bottom corner closely. A warning that there is some harsh language near the tail end of this video.
This was a wild 46 seconds pic.twitter.com/jIHQg0G4qU
— Sada (@Evi3Zamora) April 15, 2021
We are almost at a loss for words on this one. There are tons of animal attack videos out there, however we cannot ever recall another being as unintentionally funny as this one. We don't want to laugh at someone else's misery, but the comedic timing of everything is perfect from the cheerful morning greeting to the realization he had just picked up an angry wild cat, to the impressive toss across the lawn. And then of course, the line about needing to "shoot that f***er," and the bewilderment of the neighbor: "a bobcat?" "A bobcat attacked my wife!"
The couple in the video have since been identified as Happy and Kristi Wade of Burgaw, North Carolina. WECT News 6 reports they were taking their cat to the vet when the bobcat attacked. It has now been confirmed Happy shot the bobcat. He told the news station he only did that because he knew something was wrong with the animal.
"In my head, I knew it had already attacked two people. If it had attacked somebody else and I didn't do something, morally it would have bothered me for a long time," Happy told the station. "It was hurting my wife and I didn't want it to."
After testing it was confirmed, the bobcat was indeed rabid. Both have had to undergo over 30 shots for treatment after the incident. Happy was bitten multiple times after grabbing the cat.
Commenters on the original post noted that if you watch closely, the bobcat can be seen crossing the street at the four-second mark of the video towards the upper left corner. Some people speculated that the bobcat was after the cat in the carrier. Whatever the case may be, at least the humans and their pet were unharmed in this wild incident.