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Everyone thinks my enormous 24.3lbs cat is a LION

A family’s pet cat is so big that apparently people often mistake it for a lion – and it’s still growing since it’s only 12 months old.

Owners Sareeta Brewin, 46, and her daughter Tammy Brewin, 14, from Worcester, say they spend a fortune to feed him as he chews £60 worth of dry food every month.

Murphy the Maine Coon weighs 24.3 pounds and measures a whopping 41 inches from nose to tail, a whisker away from a world record.

Murphy still has some catching up to do to beat world record-breaking cat Stewie from Nevada, who is a whopping 48.4 inches long.

One Family'S Cat (Pictured) Is So Big People Apparently Often Mistake It For A Lion - And It'S Still Growing Since It'S Only 12 Months Old

One family’s cat (pictured) is so big people apparently often mistake it for a lion – and it’s still growing since it’s only 12 months old

Owners Sareeta Brewin, 46, And Her Daughter Tammy Brewin (Pictured), 14, From Worcester, Say They Spend A Fortune To Feed Him As He Chews £60 Worth Of Dry Food Every Month

Owners Sareeta Brewin, 46, And Her Daughter Tammy Brewin (Pictured), 14, From Worcester, Say They Spend A Fortune To Feed Him As He Chews £60 Worth Of Dry Food Every Month

Owners Sareeta Brewin, 46, and her daughter Tammy Brewin (pictured), 14, from Worcester, say they spend a fortune to feed him as he chews £60 worth of dry food every month

The cat’s owner has even had to buy an oversized litter box to accommodate Murphy’s massive size.

Sareeta says people often mistake him for a dog and even a lion and often tag her in posts of big cat sightings in Worcestershire.

The mother of three said: ‘Murphy is now one and we got him last November. He was about 13 or 14 weeks old and at that stage he was the same size as our regular cat who is still small.

“It’s like having a cat and a mouse the size of him.” She seems so small compared to him.

Murphy The Maine Coon Weighs 24.3 Pounds And Measures A Whopping 41 Inches From Nose To Tail, A Whisker Away From A World Record

Murphy The Maine Coon Weighs 24.3 Pounds And Measures A Whopping 41 Inches From Nose To Tail, A Whisker Away From A World Record

Murphy the Maine Coon weighs 24.3 pounds and measures a whopping 41 inches from nose to tail, a whisker away from a world record

Murphy Has Some Catching Up To Do To Beat World Record-Breaking Cat Stewie From Nevada, Who Is A Whopping 48.4 Inches Long

Murphy Has Some Catching Up To Do To Beat World Record-Breaking Cat Stewie From Nevada, Who Is A Whopping 48.4 Inches Long

Murphy has some catching up to do to beat world record-breaking cat Stewie from Nevada, who is a whopping 48.4 inches long

Mother Sareeta (Right) With Daughter Tammy Brewin, 14, (Left) With Their Giant Maine Coon Cat Murphy, And Two Rescue Dogs From South Korea, Niko, 5, And Konan, 4

Mother Sareeta (Right) With Daughter Tammy Brewin, 14, (Left) With Their Giant Maine Coon Cat Murphy, And Two Rescue Dogs From South Korea, Niko, 5, And Konan, 4

Mother Sareeta (right) with daughter Tammy Brewin, 14, (left) with their giant Maine Coon cat Murphy, and two rescue dogs from South Korea, Niko, 5, and Konan, 4

Maine Coons grow until they are about three years old, so who knows how big Murphy will get, he’s already the size of an average dog.

“I don’t know what I expected from him, I knew he would be big, but I didn’t expect him to be this big. Now other cats look small compared to him.

‘People sometimes confuse him with a dog, they also make comments about the stray wild cat. Others say “damn, is that a lion?” He looks very feline.’

The Cat'S Owner Has Even Had To Buy An Oversized Litter Box To Accommodate Murphy'S Massive Size

The Cat'S Owner Has Even Had To Buy An Oversized Litter Box To Accommodate Murphy'S Massive Size

The cat’s owner has even had to buy an oversized litter box to accommodate Murphy’s massive size

Last Christmas, Murphy Chewed His Way Through Dozens Of Holiday Lights And The Family'S Iphone Cables, Which Cost A Total Of £300 To Replace

Last Christmas, Murphy Chewed His Way Through Dozens Of Holiday Lights And The Family'S Iphone Cables, Which Cost A Total Of £300 To Replace

Last Christmas, Murphy chewed his way through dozens of holiday lights and the family’s iPhone cables, which cost a total of £300 to replace

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1670185790 797 Everyone Thinks My Enormous 243Lbs Cat Is A Lion

Sareeta, a product manager in medical devices, said they call him Thor because he’s “very handsome, but he’s kind of dumb.”

Last Christmas, Murphy chewed his way through dozens of holiday lights and the family’s iPhone cables, which cost a total of £300 to replace.

Sareeta, a product manager in medical devices, said: ‘We call him Thor because he’s very handsome, but he’s kind of dumb. He eats reasonably well.

‘He goes through a cookie bag of 3 kg a month. I’m glad he prefers the dry biscuits as it would be so expensive for the meat.

Sareeta Says People Often Mistake Him For A Dog And Even A Lion And Often Tag Her In Posts About Big Cat Sightings In Worcestershire

Sareeta Says People Often Mistake Him For A Dog And Even A Lion And Often Tag Her In Posts About Big Cat Sightings In Worcestershire

Sareeta says people often mistake him for a dog and even a lion and often tag her in posts about big cat sightings in Worcestershire

His Owner Said: 'He Goes Through A Bag Of Biscuits Of 3 Kg A Month. I'M Glad He Prefers The Dry Biscuits, Because That Would Be So Expensive For The Meat.'

His Owner Said: 'He Goes Through A Bag Of Biscuits Of 3 Kg A Month. I'M Glad He Prefers The Dry Biscuits, Because That Would Be So Expensive For The Meat.'

His owner said: ‘He goes through a bag of biscuits of 3 kg a month. I’m glad he prefers the dry biscuits, because that would be so expensive for the meat.’

“If it were wet food, it would be a fortune. We haven’t put up our Christmas decorations yet this year. He chewed his way through 12 sets of lights last year, we had to buy reinforced cables around the house as he chewed them.

“We spent an absolute fortune on it. I’ve even had to buy him a dog bed when I take him to the vet because he won’t fit in a cat bed.

‘He’s like a cat and a dog. They are very fond of dogs, he greets you and brings you his toys to play with. He talks and communicates.

The Mother Of Three Said: 'Murphy (Pictured) Is One Now And We Got Him Last November. He Was About 13 Or 14 Weeks Old And At That Stage He Was About The Size Of Our Regular Cat Who Is Only Small'

The Mother Of Three Said: 'Murphy (Pictured) Is One Now And We Got Him Last November. He Was About 13 Or 14 Weeks Old And At That Stage He Was About The Size Of Our Regular Cat Who Is Only Small'

Murphy, Pictured

Murphy, Pictured

The mother of three said: ‘Murphy (pictured) is one now and we got him last November. He was about 13 or 14 weeks old and at that stage he was about the size of our regular cat who is only small’

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1670185791 94 Everyone Thinks My Enormous 243Lbs Cat Is A Lion

“Maine Coons grow until they are about three years old, so who knows how big Murphy (pictured as a kitten) will get, he’s already the size of an average dog,” said Sareeta.

Sareeta Said She Will Keep A Close Eye On His Height In The Coming Years To See If He Can Break The Record. Pictured, Murphy, When He Was A Kitten

Sareeta Said She Will Keep A Close Eye On His Height In The Coming Years To See If He Can Break The Record. Pictured, Murphy, When He Was A Kitten

Sareeta said she will keep a close eye on his height in the coming years to see if he can break the record. Pictured, Murphy, when he was a kitten

‘Huskeys are very vocal, so are Maine Coons. He talks. He’s still a kitten at heart, bombing around the house and having that crazy half hour.

“The dogs are a bit scared of him, they don’t mind him. The little cat doesn’t mind, they’re playing.’

Sareeta said she will keep a close eye on his height in the coming years to see if he can break the record.

She added: “I’m sure we can get a few extra inches out of him, but I’ll be watching him closely just in case. He’s bored when he’s held up.’

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