WATCH: As a bobcat and a rattlesnake battle to the death in Angeles National Park

Two days ago, an epic battle between a bobcat and a rattlesnake took place in the Angeles National Forest.

Hang on to your hats, this is a nail biter.

Although bobcats are notoriously elusive and mostly nocturnal, this cat seemed fearless in the daylight and determined to make the snake his or her meal.

"Bobcats most frequently eat rabbits, but also often prey on gophers, ground squirrels and woodrats," says Urban carnivore specialist Dr Laurel Serieys.

Known as opportunistic in their diets, bobcats will eat anything from birds and reptiles to the occasional venomous snake.

A bobcat was photographed dragging a shark out of the surf in Florida in 2015.