Fearless Feline Remained Unfazed Against Deadly Snake
Lifestyle| | By Steven Lerner
Although there are awful decisions that some cats do regret, one feline in Texas — dubbed the Fearless Laguna Vista Cat — is being heralded for its bravery while staring down a dangerous snake.
On April 20, Laguna Vista police officers responded to a call about a 7-foot rattlesnake that was spotted on a walking trail. After arriving on the scene, the officers immediately seized the slithering serpent and procured the creature in a bag.
The Laguna Vista Police posted photos of the snake on their Facebook page. As of April 26, their post received over 2,000 shares.
However, the most clickable photo in the post was a courageous cat that fearlessly sat just a few inches away from the dangerous rattlesnake. The cat didn’t even flinch at the sight of the snake.
The Laguna Vista police called the feline “The Fearless Laguna Vista Cat.”
After the photo was taken, the cat reportedly wandered off down the walking trail. No one has claimed ownership for the cat.
As for the rattlesnake, residents are encouraged to be vigilant.
“We ask that you all use caution and are aware of your surroundings when walking on the walking trail or any other locations,” the police wrote on Facebook. “Generally, rattlesnakes emerge from hibernation in March or April, or when the average daytime temperatures reach and remain about 60F and higher. The snakes are then most active when the temperatures are between 80-90F. This means that the snakes may be active most of the day during the spring, and during the early mornings and late afternoons throughout the summer. Please be careful!”
According to Live Science, rattlesnakes are venomous and their bites can be dangerous. However, they are rarely fatal to humans.
Your Daily Dish reached out to the Laguna Vista Police Department for a comment.