Cat owner screams in terror after realising feline isn’t playing with ‘rabbit’

A mother was left shocked to find out what her cat was actually playing with after her daughter said it was a rabbit.

Valentina’s three-year-old daughter Renata saw their cat playing with another creature in the town of Caleta Olivia, Argentina.

In the images, she tells her mother that the cat is playing with a baby rabbit. Excited to see the adorable interaction, the mother responds by saying, “How delicious.”

But when she enters the room, she discovers that the cat isn’t playing with a rabbit at all.

Instead, she sees a huge rodent running across the floor with the feline in pursuit.

Valentina screams in fear before running out of the room.

She later told local media, “At first I thought it was a rat, but it was actually a southern mountain guinea pig that is bigger than a rat and has no tail.

“I was brave and used a towel to get it out of the house and back into its natural habitat.”

The mother added: ‘I filmed it and sent it to the family, and then an aunt decided to send it to someone they know in the media.

“I never thought it could be seen all over the country and even abroad!

“I think my response is the same as anyone in that situation would have had.”

It’s not the first time a cat owner has given a nasty surprise after finding out what their pet has played with.

Last November, Christina Laughter was shocked to discover that her cat was playing with a snake, as she initially thought he was just playing with his shadow.