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posted June 10, 2006 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Venusian Love     Edit/Delete Message
Tabby Cat Chases Bear Up Tree, Twice


Jack, a 15-pound orange-and-white cat, watches as the bear waits for an opening to flee.

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WEST MILFORD, N.J. (June 10) - A black bear picked the wrong yard for a jaunt, running into a territorial tabby who ran the furry beast up a tree - twice.

Jack, a 15-pound orange and white cat, keeps a close vigil on his property, often chasing small animals, but his owners and neighbors say his latest escapade was surprising.

"We used to joke, 'Jack's on duty,' never knowing he'd go after a bear," owner Donna Dickey told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Friday's editions.

Neighbor Suzanne Giovanetti first spotted Jack's accomplishment after her husband saw a bear climb a tree on the edge of their northern New Jersey property on Sunday. Giovanetti thought Jack was simply looking up at the bear, but soon realized the much larger animal was afraid of the hissing cat.

After about 15 minutes, the bear descended and tried to run away, but Jack chased it up another tree.

Dickey, who feared for her cat, then called Jack home and the bear scurried back to the woods.

"He doesn't want anybody in his yard," Dickey said.

Bear sightings are not unusual in West Milford, which experts consider one of the state's most bear-populated areas.

06/10/06 02:23 EDT

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posted June 11, 2006 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nephthys     Edit/Delete Message
Cute story! and the picture is priceless! ha ha! Too cute!

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