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Cat behaves badly towards family after baby pulls kitty's tail

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A "ferocious feline" named Lux can have a bad attitude at times, but on Sunday night, Lux's owner was forced to call 9-1-1 for the Portland Police to come to their home at Union Station in Oregon when the cat allegedly "went over the edge" according to Oregon Live.

The 22-pound black and white Himalayan scratched the seven-month-old baby after the child pulled the cat's tail. That's when Les Palmer, the cat's owner, told authorities he "kicked the cat in the rear."

Most cats will run away from conflict especially after being kicked, but Lux wasn't hearing of it; he hissed and hissed until Palmer, his girlfriend Teresa Baker and their baby had to run into the bedroom to thwart the attack of the mean kitty.

Dispatch at 9-1-1 told them to stay in their bedroom until authorities arrived. The Portland police officers used a dog catch pole to reel in the angry cat who scampered into the kitchen.

Part of the police report stated:

"Officers arrived and cautiously opened the door to the residence, where they saw the black and white Himalayan dart into the kitchen, attempting to flee custody. Officers were able to outwit the high-strung Himalayan, who climbed on to the top of the refrigerator, and get a snare around the cat and safely get the cat behind bars in its crate."

As of the time of this story, Lux was being held behind bars in his kitty crate, and it isn't known if his release will be based upon some good behavior.

Lux is still with his family, and by Monday when media arrived to take a few photos, the cat had calmed down.

Perhaps a new reality show entitled "Cats Behaving Badly" will star Lux somewhere in the future?

In the meantime, here's just one of many articles that might help to improve cat behavior. Number one rule, however is to never hit a cat!

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