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Raccoon vs. Bobcat backyard battle caught on camera

Erinn Earth said she thought the raccoon was possibly trying to protect her babies. (Source: Erinn Earth) Erinn Earth said she thought the raccoon was possibly trying to protect her babies. (Source: Erinn Earth)

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Erinn Earth was just getting home from work when she saw this epic battle between a bobcat and raccoon. 

Earth captured all the action in her backyard last Friday night. "The raccoon has babies in the wooded area, so I think she was trying to protect her babies from the bobcat," Earth said. 

Earth posted a fuller description of the fight to YouTube: 

"A mother raccoon we see everyday has cubs the bobcat is probably interested in. At the end of the video when the bobcat runs back into the slough you might not be able to see that it leaps over the water and then climbs a tree.

"The raccoon following it cries out and jumps into the water as you can hear from the slash. Another astonishing thing is the sound of the cat's body cutting through the air with such speed that the camera picked it up."

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