Otago Daily Times
Lightpawed feline goes on the prowl
HIDE your undies, hide your banana skins — there is a cat burglar on the loose.
A Caversham moggie has his owners puzzled after a sixmonth stint of bringing home an eclectic assortment of items from around the neighbourhood.
Eighteenmonthold Milo has delivered everything from pairs of undies and a variety of socks to takeaway bags and banana skins to his house.
Owner Alex McNair said Milo loved spending his days outside, and returning with gifts.
‘‘He comes inside and announces himself, with something in his mouth.’’
On a nice day when people had washing hanging outside, he was particularly prolific.
‘‘He brought back five socks in one day.’’
Their neighbour had told them he often saw Milo walking along the fence with items in his mouth, but they usually had no idea where he was stealing them from.
People had started to recognise Milo for his kleptomaniac tendencies, she said.
‘‘He’s well known in the community now.’’
She has even set up an Instagram account for Milo’s thieving ways, called Milo’s Treasures, in a bid to find the owners of the items.
‘‘The collection has just grown so much, and I don’t want to throw people’s things away.’’