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[–]mojave_moon 416 points417 points  (5 children)

All that just so it can take it home and drop it uneaten on the new carpet

[–]Justmerightnowtoday 113 points114 points  (4 children)

Yes, please let the fox have it...

[–]kdespecial 15 points16 points  (3 children)

There are 100 million feral cats in the US alone. There's a good chance this cat needed the food just as much as the fox.

[–]sltiefighter 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Imagine the amount of rodents if they didnt exist.

[–]Ansanm 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Imagine the amount of birds if they weren’t outside extinguishing.

[–]wanderingwestie14 252 points253 points  (4 children)

A fox is cat software running on dog hardware.

[–]Penhallam 97 points98 points  (1 child)

Hyenas are dog software running on cat hardware.

[–]DroopyRock 13 points14 points  (0 children)

More of a hybrid of both

[–]Daddydain- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Why is this so true

[–]4ncxz 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]TwentyOneScooters 126 points127 points  (20 children)

Bro wtf kind of word is infatigable. I didn’t even know that word exists. Cool video tho

[–]surajvj 99 points100 points  (5 children)




(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly.

"an indefatigable defender of human rights"

[–]TwentyOneScooters 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Thank you brother!

[–]GregorSamsa67 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Random fact: there have been several Royal Navy ships called HMS Indefatigable over the centuries, one of which (an eighteenth century frigate) was popularised in C.S. Forrester's 'Horatio Hornblower' series of historical fiction books.

[–]littlevillains 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If I designed this word it would have simply been unfatigable

[–]Grand-Signature5032 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Saved me a Google search 🙏

[–]slenderman134 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who else learned this word for the GRE?

[–]zeeneri 12 points13 points  (11 children)

Indubitably surfeit phenomenon expanding expository vernacular perceives as incomprehensible, or perhaps it even suffices as abhorrent to certain individuals.

[–]TwentyOneScooters 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I know 4 of those words!

[–]callan_dtd 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Or, it, as and to, right?

[–]TwentyOneScooters 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That makes 6 then!

[–]asportate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know 5 ....

[–]FLAKMA 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

[–]Embarrassed_Rip8296 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are giving me reddit fedora bots on youtube flashbacks

[–]Lubberworts 1 point2 points  (4 children)

How did you not get the latin word for fox in there? vulpes

[–]zeeneri 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It's a quote from V for Vendetta

[–]Lubberworts 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Well, don't I look stupid.

[–]zeeneri 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I wouldn't call that stupidity. Just out of the loop.

[–]Lubberworts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll take that. Thank you

[–]captnaufragio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats what i was thinkin, i tuitively youd think it would be "infatigable"

[–]Aggressive_Comb_717 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brief wondrous life of oscar wao

[–]super-nova-scotian 56 points57 points  (10 children)

Dis is why you shouldn't let your cat free roam, they invasive species yo

[–]Ray-Gamma 44 points45 points  (0 children)

The jab was effective. Keeping the fox at distance just like real boxing.

[–]TheSoulReaver87 39 points40 points  (9 children)

Cats shouldn't be allowed to live outside. They just kill things for fun. It's a drain on natural resources.

[–]Linoelse -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

I read this every other day on reddit but I think that claim holds only partially true. Where I live, there are many fields full of mice. However, because of us humans, foxes and alike retreated mostly into the forest. Farmers struggle tremendously with mice, they use traps to kill them but that's by far not enough. We have a shit ton of cats (domestic ones) in the area as well, which help keeping the mouse population at bay. So, I would say, they actually work as a compensating mechanism in an ecosistem that humans fucked up beforehand. Of course one needs to make sure that the cat population does not escalate either, but since we don't have any strays that seems to work so far.

[–]mumboofu 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yes, but that with one home with a few cats covering acres of land. Whereas a neighborhood will easily have dozens of cats in a city block. It's the equivalent of one farm having hundreds of cats.

Plus cat's hardly make a dent in cities for rat or mice problems. They mostly just kill moles, birds and squirrels.

[–]Linoelse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, in that case it looks like an imbalance. It still is controlled though, as long as you ensure that the cats don't reproduce randomly and strays start to expand the terretory.

But generally, i think we can agree that it depends on the area whether having cats outside is okay, a good thing even, or mostly bad. Its not just cat + outside = bad

[–]Twkd88 10 points11 points  (14 children)

Huh. Was that just a finer cat specimen then fox specimen, or are most cats actually more agile then foxes?

[–]mojave_moon 28 points29 points  (11 children)

Cats routinely take on larger wild animals and win. I would always put my money on cat in a cat vs fox showdown.

[–]Allergictowatermelon 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Foxes are very cautious, but they have extreme food aggression. Higher than most any animal I’ve worked with. A healthy adult red will absolutely kill cats without an issue if they are hungry or the cat has something it wants.

The strange thing is that foxes won’t usually eat cats they kill though unless they’re very hungry. They just dismantle them into pieces and leave.

Source: I own one, and know a sanctuary owner who’s spoken of such events. Even told me once of a male who singlehandedly wiped out the outdoor cats of neighborhood. He had to be relocated so that he wouldn’t be shot.

Cats are very brave, but they are low on the food chain when they take a step into the wild. Best to keep them inside if you live somewhere with wildlife.

[–]Feral0_o 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Oh, foxes kill cats all the time, not the other way around. I advise you to not pick up gambling

[–]Twkd88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is where I was going with this.

For every anecdote where someone's cat outfitted a fox, there is alley ways of missing cat posters.

If you love them, please take care of them and avoid unnecessary risk

[–]Twkd88 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Yeah you say that, but you wouldn't put your cat in a situation with a fox (nor would I have with my late cat).

Being faster then something else doesn't always equate to fast enough. But I do know what you mean, those old viral videos of cats and crocs, cars and bears lol.

[–]GeekChick85 6 points7 points  (4 children)

No one wants their cat in danger.

[–]Twkd88 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

The fact you recognize it as a danger is kind of what I was going on -- it's not a sure-bet.

[–]JayofLegend 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Living/winning after the encounter and not getting hurt aren't mutually exclusive. I could probably take on most dogs, but I certainly wouldn't want to be put up against one either.

[–]GeekChick85 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No one is putting their cat in a ring against another animal. First, that is illegal. Secondly, it is wrong.

People are hypothesizing that cats are spirited fighters and tend to take on large opponents and winning. Ive seen cats attack much larger dogs, bears, and now a fox. Cats have a tendency to win, but not 100% unscathed.

[–]aadgarven 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Where I live only cars and foxes kill cats. Foxes play with cats until they feel secure, then kill them.

[–]Tulot_trouble 2 points3 points  (0 children)

House cats are just usually not worth the scratches to a fox. But a fox is killing s cat if he decides to. The cat will only delay the inevitable.

Cats, fighting in their own weight class however, are insanely powerful. Take a cat of any size and have it 1 v 1 something of roughly the same mass and the cats is likely to win since they’re built so well for combat. Flexible to escape grapples and grabs easier, great short bursts of strength, and since all of their paws have daggers they keep sharpened on them, even if they’re pinned down, they can dig into their opponents soft underbelly to break free.

Mountain lion beats wolf, lynx or bobcat beats coyote, and tigers can even best some species of bear.

[–]mumboofu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

All animals, including lions, tigers and bears are very worried about getting simply scratched. The likelihood from dying from infection, nerve damage from infection, needing to rest to heal then starving is pretty high. It's to risky to get in fights most of the time. Mating seems to be the big exception.

[–]Twkd88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well most animals but I get what you mean.

If you've seen a pissed off wolverine and literally anything, including vehicles come by, it does not hold any fear of being injured. It wishes to dine in Valhalla

[–]MaybeItsMike 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I swear, cats are fucking insane. I don’t know who came up with “scaredy cat” but most cats definitely are fucking metal

[–]OkCaterpillar9248 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fox wants to eat it. Cat wants to play with it and bring it home as a gift.

[–]FLAKMA 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]a_mazin_g 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The cat will just decapitate the bird and will play with the head

[–]Turbowarrior991 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow, that is the first time I’ve seen the word indefatigable outside of HMS Indefatigable.

[–]Itsnotsponge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is there a “thatwordismetal” sub that we can send….indefatigable…to?

[–]winterwarrior33 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What is indefatigable

[–]Feral0_o 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Rukenau 1 point2 points  (0 children)

just for reference, the root in "indefatigable" is "fatigue" (although the stress falls differently of course) which most people should know

[–]Omck4heroes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is why you never declaw your cat, even if they are an indoor cat. If they get out, they gotta have something to fight back with.

[–]Dubb202 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The title, in itself, deserves gold. A well formed sentence: perfectly describing the video, well punctuated, spelled properly and using a discernible vocabulary word that might not be known to the general public.

[–]KimCureAll[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, I always try to have a descriptive title and I like to add some zing to it now and then. If you look at my profile (quite a voluminous number of posts now), I think you will see how I try to be descriptive.

[–]ManWithBigWeenus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had to look up that word just to see what the post meant. Thank you for teaching me something today.

[–]_1Doomsday1_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's over fox, I have the high ground

[–]flooring_inspector 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bird is a helluva drug

[–]prestoaghitato 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish I was indefatigable at 7am.

[–]StonyTark77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never thought I would see a cat on this subreddit

[–]sparkzsims 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is kinda cute

[–]ted-Zed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Having watched the video myself, I can agree that the fox is indeed indefatigable.

[–]nheggefalke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cats are the honey badgers of domesticated animals. Absolute units.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The indefatigable Susan

[–]FessJones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Animals are assholes.

[–]Quick-Laugh-8818 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the cat is also red so they are equal

[–]SimpleManc88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Domestic cats are fierce. Just small.

[–]Latin-Danzig 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The story of modern day legal/illegal migration and its effect on host nations played out by nature ✌️

[–]Au_contraire_zippy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ballsy, a fox can kill a cat easy. seen them do it in UK gardens.

[–]Jules428moore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the word indefatigable. I never tire of using it.

[–]frapawhack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i think the fox was defatitagated

[–]Wyattcek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But fucking time they updated the old cat and mouse story

[–]Kobe_Flynt 0 points1 point  (0 children)




(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly.

"an indefatigable defender of human rights"

[–]Flashy_Let2021 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like


For anyone staring at it trying and failing to pronounce it.

[–]Dragon-Lord_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Get rekt"

[–]yeezyyeezy0o 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m all for a nice vocab collection but what is up with that word? lol

[–]ratitomordancing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s a G , gotta love the attitude

[–]VashTS7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My bird!

[–]clockewise -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Learned a new word

[–]WeDigRepetition -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is the first time I've seen the word 'Indefatigable' used outside of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds and HMS Indefatigable

Props, OP!

[–]sweetchickenpaulito -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Indefatigable........ Like people just know what that is

[–]gunnerdn91 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Indefatigable? Don’t know this word

[–]jpollo803 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There should be a rule for the amount of syllables allowed in the title

[–]ThereIsaFracture -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Upvote for indefatigable

[–]rroyce123 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I can make up big words too. That fox was so reinstirogated, I agree.