Have you ever come home, looked around, and felt a mysterious sense of discomfort, like things seem to have been moved to a different place?

Twitter user ネコチャンがいる!!! Nekochan ga iru (@nekochaniru) had just such an experience recently.

When she came back to her apartment after taking out the trash, she narrowed her gaze on one particular spot, and then she did a double-take!

The reason wasn't a ghost or a yokai. The party responsible for her alarm was none other than a "family member."

Reproduced with permission from ネコチャンがいる!!! Nekochan ga iru (@nekochaniru)

"I came back from throwing out the trash and was like: 'What the.....????' "

What a surprise, a fluffy tail was growing out of her trash can...!

As it turned out, this was her beloved pet Puku-chan, a long-legged munchkin. All it took was her owner taking her eyes off him for a moment, and he plunged headfirst into the trash can.

As many of our readers know, cats love confined spaces. When Puku-chan saw the empty trash can, he probably thought, "That looks cozy!"

Many people were amused at Puku-chan's mischievous behavior, leaving comments such as:

  • "That's quite a literal example (of the old saying): 'hiding your head and leaving your bottom exposed'...!"
  • "I had to look twice to see what it was! How did he expect to get out?"
  • "LOL. It looks like a cat being eaten by a garbage can...."

Among those who commented, a fellow cat owner said: "My furbaby does the same thing!"

Perhaps Puku-chan was thinking it was playing hide-and-seek with its owner!

"Looks like I'll have to take measures... for the trashcan lid..."

But then again, since hanging out in a trashcan isn't too sanitary, Puku-chan's owner probably prefers that he find other hiding places, and intends to do something to make sure it doesn't happen again.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.