San Jose, Calif. Residents Mistake Neighbor’s 27-Pound, 4-Foot-Long Cat for Wild Animal

January 19, 2016 Updated: January 19, 2016
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A gigantic pet cat was mistaken for a wild animal, scaring the owner’s neighbors repeatedly, in San Jose, California.

The gigantic cat weighs in at 27 pounds and consumes a pound of meat a day.

Animal Control has been called to collect the Maine Coon cat, Spock, by neighbors or other people driving by who see him in the window and mistake him for a feral creature.

“I know Colleen has been approached on several occasions with people making a claim that she’s got a wild animal in here,” neighbor Terry Reilly told KGO.

Colleen Pizarev says that taking care of Spock takes a lot of work, since he hates to be alone and only falls asleep after watching YouTube videos.

“It’s a lot like having a toddler in the house. We have to Spock-proof the house,” Pizarev said.

One reader said she understood Pizarev’s woes.