Animals are an endless source of pleasure for humans. But once in a while, things can get quite hairy.

Pet cat ‘Cuppy’ goes amok

Cats are mostly cute, if the plethora of cute kitty videos on YouTube are any indication. But one kitty in California seems determined to go against the grain, deciding to morph into a “ball of fury” and trapping his owners – a middle-aged woman and her daughter – inside their own house.

According to local broadcaster KGTV-TV on Aug 15, the cat – adorably named Cuppy – first targeted the daughter, who was cornered after she had gone to the loo. The daughter then sought help from her mother, who became the kitty’s second target. Together, the two women sheltered from the tiny terror in the mother’s bedroom.

After a few hours of feline hell, the women had enough and called the cops. Lucky for them, officers from the Chula Vista Police Department were in the area with no pressing calls and so were able to help by cajoling the mini-mayhem out of the house and into the garden.

Police seen trying to cajole Cuppy out of the house. Cuppy (inset), his eyes coloured bright blue because of the 'blue-eye' lens effect, looking rather pissed off about something.