If you want to see the epigram "No good deed goes unpunished" in action, watch how this bobcat reacts to the friendly guys trying to free it from a steel-jawed trap. Be warned, the video is a little NSFW.

It's astounding to get a closeup look at the bobcat's ferocity and lightning-fast reflexes. Even more fascinating though are its instincts once they manage to free it: the cat stands its ground, refusing to run away. Then it takes cover — underneath the fellows' vehicle. When it finally makes its true escape, you get one last dazzling display: its speed, which takes it over a rocky embankment and nearly out of sight before the camera-man can get a clear shot of it.