Meet Dusty, a six-year-old house cat from San Mateo, California, the klepto cat. He literaly gives a meaning of "THE CAT -BURGLAR" . By day he looks like an ordinary house pet, At night Dusty is wandering his neighborhood to collect everything from towels, swimsuit, small toys to pajamas. The cat is doing that in the past three years and he has gathered over 600 objects.The neighbors have gotten accustomed to his behavior and if something is missing they know where to look - Dusty's yard.
According to some animal behaviour experts, Dusty’s kleptomania is linked to his predatory instinct to hunt. Something in his head got mixed up and he’s under the impression he has caught something and is bringing it home to share. Although that might be the correct explanation, I kind of agree with Anika Liljenwall, behavior associate at the Peninsula Humane Society, who says: “We always try to find meaning in what animals do,” Liljenwall said. “But maybe he just does this because it’s fun.”
You can read about Dusty in this article from USA Today
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