In their respective niches, the bobcat and coyote are two of the most successful small predators in North America. Yet what happens when you put these two not-so-apex predators up against one another? A lucky bike rider managed to capture this rarely-seen confrontation on tape while at River Legacy Park in Arlington, Texas.
As you can see in the video, the bobcat quickly assumed the dominant role and slowly but surely pushed the coyote (and the biker) out of its way. This cat may be small, but as one commenter noted, “Bobcats have the heart of a lion.”
The animals also appear to be familiarized with humans, which is not unusual since both bobcats and coyotes adapt well to urban environments—usually to the displeasure of human residents.