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Security footage shows the heroic deeds of Tara, a cat who keeps watch over the Triantafilo family in Bakersfield.

Erika and Roger Triantafilo's young son was playing on his bike in their driveway yesterday afternoon. Out of nowhere, the neighbor's dog appeared behind the unsuspecting toddler. The dog bit the child's leg and yanked him off his bike and onto the concrete.

Things looked grim, but that's when Tara, the family cat, came to her human's rescue.
Unfazed by her diminutive size, Tara rushed in and lunged at the predatory canine. The startled dog let go of the boy and ran with Tara in heated pursuit. Once Tara had kicked the dog off the property, she returned to her family.

The video, uploaded by Roger Triantafilo, shows that the child did have to get stitches, but luckily, that cat took care of business before it could get worse! The dog is now under observation, ABC 15 reports.

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Update: Tara has granted her first interview to a local news station. Her humans denied that she has a "lion complex" on the TODAY show.

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