Cat rape

Sooo I was looking out my window and saw two cats running around a post with a larger cat in the distance watching. I thought they were playing but the smaller cat was continually swatting the bigger cat away trying to keep its distance. Before I knew it the bigger one was attempting to mount. I know cat mating is painful and I didn't want to see nor hear the cries of pain so I immediately went outside to separate them. When I got close I recognized the female because she's a super friendly stray that would let me pet her whenever I walked by her. Well, This female cat was growling at the male cat but proceeded to run away with him in the woods when I shooed them. I feel sad that I couldn't help the kitty get gang banged by the two cats but I guess nature is nature 😥😭