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Posted: October 15, 2017

SEE: House cat kind of interrupts live report on ‘large cat’ search,’ social media loved it

VIDEO: House Cat Crashes Live Report, Goes Viral


SEE: House cat kind of interrupts live report on ‘large cat’ search,’ social media loved it
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By Scott Madaus and Ben Rainwater and Solomon Puryear,

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —

During a live news report Thursday in Memphis, reporter Scott Madaus was upstaged by an unexpected development.

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Madaus was reporting on rumors that a cougar had been spotted in Hernando, Mississippi, when a house cat hilariously stole the show. You can guess what happened next. The moment went viral.

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The video of the incident has even caught the the attention of journalist Katie Couric and Roots frontman Questlove.

Madaus told Buzzfeed the moment wasn't as unplanned as it appears. He shared with the media company that he saw the small cat staring at him while preparing to go live and quickly called a FOX13 producer.

Madaus told the producer to take his live shot before the commercial break so he could tease the story with footage of the house cat.

All in all, the live report gave social media users an opportunity to join in on the fun. And if you're wondering if the original large cat was ever found, the verdict is still out on that one.

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