ALTADENA, Calif. -- A coyote was confronted by a cat outside an Altadena home and the feline stood its ground, fighting the wild animal and scaring it away.
The spat was captured on a home surveillance camera.
The residents say the cat, who isn't their pet, was apparently protecting their home.
The feisty feline swiped at the coyote as it tried to walk past a couple of times, but the pet showed it wasn't a scaredy-cat. The pair chased around parked car in the driveway of the home before the coyote took off.
The homeowner said the cat wasn't harmed during the encounter.
VIDEO: Cat throws haymakers at coyote in fight outside California home