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Playful magpie tests the patience of elderly cat by pecking at its tail and squawking

Playful magpie tests the patience of elderly cat by pecking at its tail and squawking

  • Phoenix the cat, 15, is sat minding her own business when a magpie appears
  • The bird repeatedly attempts to peck at the cat’s tail as it darts around garden
  • Video was recorded at a home in Calgary, Alberta Province of Canada 

This is the hilarious moment an elderly cat has her peace disturbed by an overly playful magpie.

Phoenix the cat, 15, had been sitting admiring her garden when the bird swooped in, clearly on a mission to annoy the feline.

The footage was recorded at the cat’s home in Calgary, Alberta Province of Canada.

Given Phoenix’s advanced age, she appears to prefer to let out a few ‘meows’ rather than chase it away.

But undaunted by one of its natural foes, the magpie continues to prance around the animal, and tries several times to peck at its tail.

The cat becomes increasingly irritated by the bird, who attempts to stay behind the animal in order to surreptitiously creep up and peck at it.

Phoenix the cat, 15, had been sitting admiring her garden when the bird swooped in, clearly on a mission to annoy the feline

But after losing sight of the magpie for only few seconds, the bird finally gets its chance to jump in and jab Phoenix, who then chases it off.  

‘This is my 15-year-old cat Phoenix. She loves to hang out in the backyard sun with birds and squirrels,’ said the filmer.

As magpies and crows have been known to harass pets, the Albertan government recommends removing any food sources to get the pesky birds to leave you and your pets alone.    

The footage was recorded at the cat's home in Calgary, Alberta Province of Canada

The footage was recorded at the cat’s home in Calgary, Alberta Province of Canada

'This is my 15-year-old cat Phoenix. She loves to hang out in the backyard sun with birds and squirrels,' said the filmer

‘This is my 15-year-old cat Phoenix. She loves to hang out in the backyard sun with birds and squirrels,’ said the filmer

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