Melbourne, Feb 22 (ANI): An Australian moggy that seems to think himself a chicken, took over the job of incubating eggs after they were abandoned by hens.
According to the Northern Territory News, Bustopher, a four-year-old tabby belonging to Naomi Oliver, took over after the hens did not show much interest in incubating the eggs.
"I am not sure if he knows that he is a cat, he doesn't really behave like one," the Australian quoted Oliver as saying.
"Bustopher often wanders around in the chook pen, playing with the chooks as if he was one of them, not a predator," she said.
But it wasn't until her chickens laid a few eggs in a nest outside their shed that Oliver discovered her cat's quirky affection for her poultry.
"I was looking for Bustopher and found him sitting on the eggs, obviously trying to incubate them," she said.
"When he was still there after three days I started wondering what was going through his head - but I am sure he thought he was doing a great job," she stated.
Oliver said her cat only left his nest once or twice a day to grab a feed and have a nap on her bed, before heading back to his hatchlings-to-be.
"He's a real character, and obviously friends with my hens but when nothing hatched after three days he gave up on sitting on the eggs," she added. (ANI)