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There’s Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton, Biggie vs. Tupac, Tom Cruise vs. Matt Lauer, Paris Hilton vs. Nicole Richie. And sure, they’re all great fights. But now, there’s also this cat vs. this alligator.

The two-year-old video shows the cat slowly approach the alligator in a hunting stance. Then at 1:06 the cat lunges forward, swats the alligator, who immediately retreats to the water. The cat is promptly rewarded with applause and admiration, as he or she rightly should.

We’d like to see your dog try to scare away an alligator like that.

*We could have titled this article "Cat and alligator face off and what happens next will shock you" but we didn't so you're welcome.