A FURIOUS stray cat in Istanbul, Turkey, has been filmed terrorising all the men and dogs that walk past it – but women and children walk free.
The angry stray has been caught multiple times on CCTV, pouncing angrily on men and dogs outside a market in the Bayrampasa area of the city.
Locals claim that the animal is normally very calm, and are requesting help from a local vet to see what could be causing the animal’s abrupt aggression.
One man said the cat had recently given birth to a litter of kittens, and claimed the animal could be trying to keep its babies safe.
Neighbour Ali Aydin said: “This is not a wild cat, she’s used to people.
“She crosses here every day, taking food to her kittens, we leave the door open for her.
“The cat is used to that spot.
“It’s not an aggressive cat but due to her kittens she is attacking.
“It’s a very good cat actually.
“Maybe somebody has hurt her.’
Beril Gencturk added: “I’ve seen several people kicking it.
“It usually attacks only males and dogs.
“Maybe it’s had some traumas.”
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Another resident Ayse Yuksel said: “I have never seen it attacking a woman.”
In the video, the animal attacks multiple men, but two women walk past unscathed.
Istanbul famously has hundreds of stray cats, and many locals care for the animals.
The cat pounces on multiple men as they attempt to enter the market[/caption]
Locals say the usually calm animal has just given birth to a litter of kittens[/caption]