Belden, Mississippi – Have you ever heard of a guard cat? Well, meet Bandit, the 20-pound calico who takes her role seriously, defending her owner with tooth and nail from potential robbers!

Speaking to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 68-year-old Fred Everitt proudly introduces his feline protector, saying, “You hear of guard dogs. This is a guard cat.”

Fred welcomed Bandit into his home four years ago, adopting her from the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society. Little did he know that this fearless feline would play a pivotal role in preventing a robbery and, quite possibly, saving his life.

Describing the night of the incident, Fred recalls being awakened between 2:30 and 3:00 AM by Bandit’s persistent meows emanating from the kitchen. The hefty calico then bolted into his bedroom, leaped onto his bed, and began tugging at the comforter while clawing at his arms—a behavior she had never displayed before.

Puzzled by Bandit’s unusual antics, Fred went to investigate the cause and was shocked to discover two young men attempting to pry open his back door with a crowbar. One of them even had a handgun.

“I went, ‘What in the world is wrong with you?'” Fred remarked, recalling his initial reaction to Bandit’s alarming behavior.

Swiftly grabbing his own firearm, Fred scared off the potential intruders. By the time he returned, they had already fled the scene. Surprisingly, Fred chose not to involve the police, relying on his trusty guard cat to diffuse the situation.

According to Fred, Bandit deserves all the credit for thwarting the burglary attempt. “It did not turn into a confrontational situation, thank goodness,” he emphasized. “But I think it’s only because of the cat.”

In the realm of home security, it seems Bandit has firmly established herself as a four-legged guardian with a knack for protecting her owner from the unexpected.

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