Local news teases report on cougar with a tiny, harmless house cat
A house cat found the perfect opportunity to photobomb a live news segment.
Fox13’s Scott Madaus was teasing a live report from a field in Hernando, Mississippi where someone claims they spotted a cougar one day earlier.
“I’m Scott Madaus, live in Hernando, Mississippi where there have been spottings of a cougar,” the man said into the camera. “And that’s not it, that looks like a house cat,” he continued as the shot panned to a very normal cat, and stayed on it for the remainder of the recording.
On the screen, the chyron reads: “LARGE CAT SPOTTED.”
The news team’s use of the random cat in the field was instant comedic gold, and the clip quickly spread on Twitter, where it received over 30,000 retweets.
Madaus shared the clip to his Facebook page, where he said he was surprised by the internet’s reaction to the clip.
“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,” he wrote.
While Madaus admits the cat shot was planned, the perfect delivery and camera pan made the clip an instant classic.
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
My favorite part is how the cat looks so bored.🐾
— BeaglesResist (@BeaglesResist) October 13, 2017
I bet he’s been terrorizing the neighborhood for years.
— Jennifer Chappels (@JennyChappels) October 13, 2017
Never change, local news.