This Is What Happens When a Cat Takes On a Preying Mantis

This cat had no idea who he was up against when he decided to challenge a preying mantis.

The hilarious YouTube video of the cat versus the clever insect shows the pair having a stand off for five minutes. The cat tries to suss out the bug, who is in a defensive stance the entire time, and circles the mantis for a good few minutes.

Then when the cat feels it’s time to swipe, the preying mantis is knocked down. But the cat gets a nasty shock when the insect jumps up and seems to attack the furry pet in revenge.

The cat then spends a good minute running around the patio in fear.