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In the War Between Drones and Cats, We’re Favoring the Cats

If you’re not comfortable with cruelty to drones, fair warning.

Small home-friendly drones, being loud and fast objects, are the natural enemies of the house cat. We expect the war between the two to be a protracted one, but if this battle is any indication, the drones have a long way to go.

The Leonidas of the house cat contingent is Leopold, who is having absolutely none of this custom Tiny Whoop drone (a small quadcopter with a front camera) invading his space (which is the whole house). This video documents the fight between a drone and its human compatriots and Leopold, who seems to get the W more often than not. The Tiny Whoop gets slapped to the ground a lot, and that’s just when Leopold is feeling merciful. There are a lot of solid full-body takedowns here, including a running jump and tackle that looks like it belongs in a professional wrestling ring.

As is well known, putting modern technology and cats together is always a winning combination. We’re not sure if Leopold here tops the cat in a shark costume riding a Roomba, but then again, how do you improve on perfection?