Cat burglar! Mischievous moggie Milo is caught on camera opening farmhouse doors to get indoors and curl up in front of the fire
- Two-year-old feline Milo was caught red-pawed by owner Jeremy Snell, 48
- Milo manages to pull the latch with his paw at home in Stafford, West Midlands
- He then nudges the door open so he can claim his favourite spot in front of fire
This is the moment a clever cat worked out how to open doors so he could claim his favourite spot in front of the fire – leaving his owner fearing his locks were broken.
Two-year-old moggie Milo was caught red-pawed by owner Jeremy Snell, 48, after he became concerned the thumb latches on his farmhouse doors were malfunctioning.
Footage shows the crafty feline neatly jumping up to the latch and pulling it down with its paw, dangling from the handle at the home in Stafford, in the West Midlands.
Footage shows the crafty feline using the baby gate to reach one handle and dangling from another as he pulls down the latch with its paw in Strafford, West Midlands
He then drops to the floor before nudging the door open with its nose and moving on to a second door, inspecting if that is closed too.
This time Milo jumps on to a baby gate, turns around and balances delicately on top as he uses his front paws to move the latch down.
After pushing the door ajar, he then jumps to the ground and continues to strut through the now-open entrance.
Two-year-old moggy Milo was caught red-pawed by owner Jeremy Snell, 48, after he became concerned the thumb latches on his farmhouse doors were malfunctioning
Milo has been using his skills to claim his favourite spot in front of the wood-burning stove nearly a year, and has now began gatecrashing his owner’s Zoom meetings.
Jeremy was left scratching his head after discovering several doors in his home had apparently opened on their own.
The father-of-three investigated and eventually caught the culprit on camera.
He even claims the moggy has also worked out he can open the motion-sensored kitchen bin by waving his paw over the top – and helps himself to scraps too.
Milo pushes the door open with his paws before dropping to the floor and nudging it open with his body
He said: ‘It doesn’t take long. As soon as you shut the two doors, if he can hear something on the inside then he’ll go through.
‘He does it every single day. He’s been doing this for about a year.
‘I was sitting and I could hear a noise, and it sounded like someone was opening a door. I thought, ‘who is in the house at the moment?’.
‘Then the door opened and the cat trotted through to do whatever it is he wanted to do.
Milo has been using his skills to claim his favourite spot in front of the wood-burning stove nearly a year (pictured), but his antics left his owner scratching his head
‘The doors are those farmhouse latch doors, so we did feel that the door would sometimes be open and think we had shut it. We thought maybe the door itself was temperamental.
‘Milo likes to open the doors to get through to the woodburning stove so he can curl up in front of that.’
Impressed by Milo’s ability to open the doors, Jeremy admits he’s still baffled how he learned the trick.
Jeremy said: ‘He learned this 100% percent on his own, I don’t even know how he learned to do it.
‘He must associate the noise with the door opening and maybe he learned the noise and where it came from, and just watched us enough.’