Cat and Kid Freak Out While Trying to Catch a Rat

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A recent video of a guy and his orange tabby cat attempting to catch a rat in the bathroom is going viral. The short clip escalates quickly from a focused task to absolute chaos as the cat leaps in the air, almost grabbing the doorknob, and the kid screams like he’s about to be attacked by a bear.

According to Bored Panda, the video comes from Brazil and the guy confidently states to the camera, “I’m going to kill the rat,” at the beginning of the clip. Little did he know, at the time, that the rat would get the last laugh. Like many viewers say in the comments, the cat is most likely scared by the boy’s reaction instead of the rat itself. It leaves one to wonder how the tabby would have faired with a one-on-one confrontation with the energetic rat.

Finding a rat in the bathroom could happen to just about anyone. According to National Geographic, if a hole is big enough for a rat’s head to fit through, the rest of its body can easily push through since their ribs can collapse. So theoretically, a rat could easily make its way up the pipes and into your toilet. Hopefully, if one does show up in your bathroom, you won’t trap your cat in the door trying to make an escape like this boy.