Cat thief Kylo the pirate cat is gaining popularity on social media - petsitterbank

Cat thief Kylo the pirate cat is gaining popularity on social media

A four-legged feline has gained huge popularity in its local community and across the world for all the wrong reasons.

When the sun goes down, Kylo the ginger tabby turns into a burglar cat.

He sneaks around every night, prowling the neighborhood in search of tantalizing treasures.

Kylo the ginger tabby has gained huge popularity in his local community and around the world for all the wrong reasons. (A current affair)

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He has now been dubbed “the Pirate Cat” after stealing everything from socks and school shirts to blankets and toys.

“He brought us a school shirt, lots of dog toys, a cleaning sponge,” Kylo’s neighbor Kay McCall said. A topical matter.

Ms McCall said that although it must have been difficult, as their house is completely fenced, the cat also brought her a “huge” teddy bear and a football.

Kylo’s neighbor, Kay McCall. (A current affair)

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“It was kind of like waking up to presents on Christmas morning,” she said.

While most would hide their loot, Kylo leaves his on display in the yard of Mrs. McCall and her husband Tom.

“We thought the kids next door must have thrown them away. We didn’t give it much thought, but the toys kept coming,” Ms McCall said.

When the sun goes down, Kylo the ginger tabby turns into a burglar cat. (A current affair)

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Then early one morning, the couple caught Kylo in the act.

But that didn’t deter the thief from carrying out his nightly routine.

“He kept bringing us gifts. Sometimes there was one, sometimes there were as many as four,” Ms McCall said.

Within a month they had an entire table full. Curious to find out where the belongings came from, Ms McCall decided to take photos and then post them to the local community’s Facebook page, where she asked people to let her know if any of the items came to them. belonged.

While most would hide their loot, Kylo leaves his exposed in the yard of Kay McCall and her husband Tom. (A current affair)

“People weren’t so interested in the toys as they were in the cat,” Ms McCall said.

It turned out that other residents had been visited by the pirate cat and were intrigued as to what he might take next.

Ms McCall began posting updates on the tabby scavenger hunt and hundreds of fans online began following the story.

Ms McCall also reunited with Kylo’s loving owners, who admitted they were at their wit’s end.

Kay McCall began posting updates on the tabby scavenger hunt and hundreds of fans online began following the story. (A current affair)

Kylo’s owners did everything they could to keep the pirate cat from wandering the neighborhood for more loot – even putting him in a gigantic outdoor enclosure, from which he quickly escaped.

The only solution was to find him a new home.

Fortunately, nearby resident Ingrid Moyle was happy to help.

“I was a fan of Kylo from the very first post I saw on the local Ridgee Didge community page…and so Kylo joined our household,” current owner Ms Moyle said.

He then strictly became an indoor cat.

Ingrid Moyle is Kylo’s current owner. (A current affair)

Ms Moyle said it took him around a month to adjust, but once he settled in, his late-night turns returned.

“Normal cats will usually bring you a half-chewed mouse, but he decided to do something different,” Ms Moyle said.

“It could be a feather duster, it could be socks, it could be anything that’s dragged up the stairs…and he sits and waits for us to wake up in the morning so we can all admire his gifts. “

To prevent Kylo from stealing more things, Mrs. Moyle decided to buy him a whole basket full of goodies which she empties on the floor for him.

Some of the things Kylo the cat brought home. (A current affair)

“Each night he will choose some of the toys…his favorite toy is of course the elf on the shelf and he is dragged around just about every night,” Ms Moyle said.

Ms Moyle is now taking pictures of what Kylo brings home every day and posting them on Instagram with the feline’s antics garnering plenty of attention.

Her Instagram account gained 800 followers in less than a month, while her Facebook has over 1000 followers.

“Being my cat’s secretary was not on my 2022 bingo card at all,” Ms Moyle said.

“He thinks he’s a bit of a superstar.”

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