Eeek! Bold mouse goes nose-to-nose with a huge cat, but the curious moggy just wants to SNIFF
- A surprising scene saw the rodent walking straight towards a huge cat called Mercedes
- The video filmed in the US shows that the cat decides to investigate further
- The bold rodent doesn’t move away and instead moves closer to Mercedes
This is when a mouse escaped death through a whisker when he encountered a curious cat who just wanted to sniff it.
The surprising scene, filmed in an unidentified location in the US, saw the small rodent walk straight towards the huge tabby and white cat named Mercedes.
But instead of jumping and sending the small rodent, the cat seemed wary of it and decided to investigate it further.
The striped and white cat Mercedes is initially wary of the mouse, but decides to investigate further
The filmmaker said the cat had been sitting on their wooden deck when “a brave little mouse decided to walk upstairs and become friends with her!”
The unusual images show Mercedes leaning forward to sniff the mouse.
The daring rodent did not run away, but came closer to smell Mercedes and came face to face with the feline predator.
When Mercedes approaches the rodent, it does not run away and comes closer to smell the cat
The pair look at each other, occasionally getting closer to the other person’s face to smell them.
Mercedes looks away from the mouse for a moment when a hummingbird flies behind the gate, hovers nearby before flying away.
As Mercedes moves and blocks the mouse’s view of the camera, her owner got up and zoomed in on the pair.
While cats are generally known for their killing instinct and sending mice, rats, birds and even garden frogs, this is by no means the only exception.
The unusual footage shows Mercedes moving forward to sniff the mouse as the pair come face to face
A cat and a rat were caught together in the sun after a few days of rain in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province in eastern China.
The pair of animals were filmed sitting on a running track late last year.
The cat initially looked around and approached the rat. The cat eventually decided to enjoy the sun in peace with the rat on its side.
In rodents, a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii can make mice and rats more easily caught by their feline predators.
Mice are thought to lose their fear of cats and generally make them less anxious and risk-averse.