Clocking in at 28 pounds, Samson isn’t just New York City’s largest cat, he’s also the size of a full-grown Bobcat.
The four-year-old Maine coon stretches out to an incredible four feet in length and he may have just snatched the Guinness World Record of “Largest Cat,” after the 2013 passing of big cat Stewie who came in at 4.04 feet
Samson’s owner, Jonathan Zurbel says Samon is not unhealthy or overweight, he is simply a healthy, strong, sturdy cat with large genes.
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Maine Coons, after all, are the largest breed of felines. “He plays an excellent game of fetch, and he follows me from room to room and lays nearby, much like a dog,” Zurbel told the New York Post.
Unlike a dog, Samson does not travel outdoors on a leash. Instead, Zurbel wheels his lion-sized furball in a pet stroller around his Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood. Naturally, the pair attracts quite a bit of attention
Samson’s also been receiving much attention on social media, as Zurbel has created anInstagram account solely for his cat, which has over 22,000 followers (because if the internet loves one thing, it’s cats)—though no one will love Samson as much as his faithful human caretaker.
“[Samson] is very kind and sweet and a very well behaved cat,”Zurbel says of his feline Fabio. “He is a dream cat.”
It’s hard to believe this is even a cat! You’d think it’s a lion.
He he is measured next to an iPad (not an iPhone). He’s huge!