A man and his dog ended up flailing around on the floor after discovering why you should never underestimate the strength of a domestic cat.
While walking his Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Stourbridge, West Midlands, the man was unexpectedly ambushed by an enraged moggy.
The cat’s vicious attack – that left both walker and dog trying to defend themselves while writhing on their backs in the middle of the road – was filmed on a nearby home CCTV system.
In the clip, posted to Facebook by Simon Hart, 24, the dog walker appears to clock the cat hiding behind a dark car and starts pulling his staffy away.
But the black cat jumps out and runs at the pair, charging towards them before sinking its claws into the man’s leg when he kicks it away.Meghan Markle is finally back on Instagram
Simon, 43, can be heard saying: ‘That is a cat and a staffy’ before laughing at the video.
The owner was pulled to the ground by the cat before an onlooker leapt in to help out.
He managed to grip onto his dog throughout the ambush despite the animal attempting to fight back.
Eventually, the footage shows the cat sprinting off out of the way, as the dog walker appears to limp out of shot.
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It is not known if the man suffered any serious cuts or bruises during the encounter – other than to his ego.
Simon said that everyone involved in the incident is ‘fine’ and that he believes the cat lived a few doors down.
‘I’ve never seen anything like it before from a normal moggy,’ he added.
‘I’ve seen the cat a few times. I think it lives opposite a few doors down.
‘One of my kids heard the commotion and said a guy was on the road with his dog being attacked by a cat.
‘When I got back home I played my CCTV back to see the footage.’
Commenting on Simon’s clip on Facebook, Tracy Taylor said: ‘It’s not even funny.
‘My Staffy was attacked by a cat and she nearly lost her eye, if that was another way round police would have destroyed that dog and classed it as dangerous.
‘I’d have let the dog off as I don’t like seeing any pet hurt but that cat is unsafe.’