Cats are notorious hunters, but contrary to popular belief, not all frisky felines are fighters. This was a lesson learned the hard way for a teen who was just trying to clear his home of rats.
According to USA Today, felines that either live in the wild or as indoor pets who are allowed to hang out outside by themselves kill between 1.4 billion and 3.7 billion birds. Seems like the teen in the video below missed that this stat was about birds, not rats.
His plan seemed simple enough: Use a broom to “sweep out” the vermin hiding behind the toilet, then let his trusty pet cat finish the job. Unfortunately, this Brazilian teen was hilariously wrong about the ferociousness of his domesticated kitty. We’ve all seen cartoons of cats chasing mice, so it’s not hard to see how he might’ve been under the impression that his tabby would actually enjoy the task of hunting down the rat.
Fortunately, for those of us who enjoy a good funny video, the teen was filming the whole thing. The 0:50 second video can be divided into two parts: the confident “before” portion (0:00 – 0:20 seconds), and then… the after. The after is marked by a dramatic squeal from the rat followed by a cacaphony of screams from both the boy and his cat. It’s hard to tell who is more freaked out.
Is it just me, or does that sound like he’s crying to his mom at the end? Good thing she was there to comfort her son!
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