A live TV shot about a supposed big cat sighting in Hernando, Mississippi got an unexpected feline visitor last week ― but it was a whole lot smaller than the cougar that supposedly had been seen in the area.
“There has been spottings of a cougar,” reporter Scott Madaus of the Memphis station Fox 13 said in the clip, turning to point to where the big cat had been seen.
Sitting in that clearing ― with the words “LARGE CAT SPOTTED” on the screen ― was one thoroughly unimpressed little cat.
“And that’s not it,” Madaus said. “That looks like a house cat.”
As the clip went viral, Madaus said on Twitter the cat “popped out from the brush” shortly before the live shot teasing his segment, so he decided to have a little fun with it:
Apparently a lot of people are talking about the cat who stole the show. If you missed it, here ya go. pic.twitter.com/cYSvanti3R
— Scott Madaus FOX13 (@scottmadaus) October 14, 2017