(KCAL/KCBS/CNN/Meredith) -- A house cat in southern California really proved himself when he faced off with three coyotes outside his home. The epic battle was all caught on a security camera.

Maya Gurrin said she was watching a movie with her husband when their cat Max came face-to-face with three coyotes on their back patio.

Gurrin said she heard the noise and scared off the coyotes, but later checked their security camera to find that Max had been able to fend for himself.

Three large coyotes circled in on Max for dinner, but Max wasn’t going down without a fight.

"I couldn't believe it. We really couldn't believe it. We're still shocked,” Gurrin said. “It was two days ago and we still are still shocked."

Although Max was unharmed, his days as an indoor/outdoor cat are over. Gurrin -- a self-proclaimed "cat lady" -- said she is lucky Max survived the battle and is now considering building a “catio” – an enclosed patio for cats – that would allow Max to still be outdoors but protected from predators.

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(4) comments

DesertDonna52

Cats should not go outside! Too many threats and diseases, like feline leukemia and AIDS.

AntDX316

So instinct is like training w/o training?

Pepcon Survivor 86

Killer kitty!

False!

That poor cat was nearly dinner! Keep your pets safe!

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