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Caught on tape: bobcat vs. rattlesnake

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CBS 5 News meets National Geographic as we peer through a camera lens as a group in north Scottsdale stumbles upon a bobcat in their backyard.

They posted the video on YouTube and narrated the whole thing.

"Because they camouflage themselves and we cannot see them," the videographer said.

The bobcat certainly sees the group, but doesn't seem to care.

That's because his attention is focused on a six-foot rattlesnake.

The bobcat jumps back as the rattler he's decided to make his dinner decides he isn't done fighting yet. But the snake never stood a chance.

The bobcat is a fierce hunter and it can kill prey much bigger than itself.

"That's why you can't have little dogs in the desert," said the woman behind the camera.

That's not quite true, as long as you keep an eye on your furry friends.

It seems no one was looking out for the rattlesnake, and our amateur videographers took his rattler as a souvenir for their trouble.

CBS 5 News can't tell how close the camera was, but the video was pretty clear.

Just a reminder, it's never a good idea to get too close to a bobcat.

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