Bobcat vs Coyote
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Coyote Battles Two Bobcats for Meal in Trail Camera Footage


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Taking on two bobcats may not have been the smartest idea.

If there is one animal in the woods you do not want to mess around with, it is the bobcat. Sure, these wild felines may not be the biggest predators in the woods. However, they have a bad attitude and are not afraid to fight when they are backed into a corner, or if another creature is trying to steal their hard-earned meal.

Such is the case with this amazing bit of trail camera footage from Wisconsin's Red Cliff Reservation. Not one but two bobcats have a kill down somewhere in the vicinity of the camera. Ever an opportunist, a coyote just happens to be wandering past.

Probably against the coyote's better judgement, it decides to try and steal the carcass from the two wild cats. What follows is a vicious biting, scratching and snarling match. Make sure your sound is on for this one.

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It is easy to forget that bobcats can reach upwards of 30 pounds. More than enough to give any coyote a run for its money. Especially when there are two of them teaming up. Just imagine walking through the woods at night and hearing the sounds from this video echoing through the dark.

Talk about a fortunate trail camera placement too. This battle could have happened anywhere in the woods. The fact it happened right near the camera likely makes it a once-in-a-lifetime capture.

Coyotes may be mean, but when it comes to North American predators, there are tons of animals with shorter tempers. We also recently shared a video of a coyote getting its butt kicked by a Canadian lynx. And another of an injured wolf scaring a whole pack of coyotes off a kill in Yellowstone. Most of the time, the coyote is smart enough to know when it is outmatched. We are not sure what the coyote in this video was doing thinking it could take on two bobcats like this.

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