A cat photobombed a local news segment about a cougar sighting in Hernando, Mississippi, and the Internet went wild.
Mississippi used to be on the map for mountain lion migration, but until 2015, no cougars had been spotted in the area in more than 100 years.
A recent report of a big cat sighting in Hernando prompted local Fox13 newscaster Scott Madaus to head to the scene, where a house cat brillantly photobombed the live segment.
The camera holds on the small domestic feline while the banner below reads “Large cat spotted.”
The cat that stole the show. Not really sure how my live tease made social media let alone international social media. But here you go if you didn't catch it.
Posted by Scott Madaus FOX13 Memphis on Friday, October 13, 2017
The Internet, naturally, took to the simple comedy, tweeting out responses:
when you lied on your resume about how much experience you have pic.twitter.com/6BzkTFZVPM
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 13, 2017
That's the cougar's "stand-in".
The star of the news bit is resting comfortably in his trailor….
waiting to be called to the set.
— J Reed (@EarthlingJR) October 14, 2017
I bet he’s been terrorizing the neighborhood for years.
— Jennifer Chappels (@JennyChappels) October 13, 2017
Topped off by the delectable sweeping and dramatic flourish of his pointing hand.
— #DemForcePersists 💙 (@CutTheTreacle) October 15, 2017
Undoubtedly the greatest news story ever.
— Doug Garrou (@Dugaru) October 13, 2017
i appreciate how seriously they are taking cat matters
— Alyssa Sorresso (@alyssasorresso) October 13, 2017
I love how the camerman understands that the housecat is indeed the important part of that Breaking News
— Snowbird🍁 (@snowbird60001) October 14, 2017
Madaus admitted the house cat was intentionally set in that spot to add a bit of humor to the report. It seems Madaus and his crew, cat included, had full-on support from their viewers.
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