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Russian Cat Feasts for $1,000 on Fish Shop Window Display (Video)

A bold cat refused to let the falling ruble stand between him and his fish.

A sneaky cat from Vladivostok seems to have found a way around the rising prices of groceries in Russia, causing a seafood store some 60,000 rubles ($1,100) in damages by nibbling through a wide array of its delicacies.

The cat burglar made his way into the window display of a fish store located in Vladivostok International Airport, then tore through packaging with his teeth and claws, enjoying a feast of squid, flounder and dry fish, local news site Prima Media reported.

The incident, which occurred on the night of Dec. 5, was caught on video by passers-by. The video, posted to YouTube, shows bewildered onlookers laughing as the cat devours various products in the shop's window display case.

The airport forbids keeping animals on its premises for safety and sanitary reasons, and it remains unclear how the feline entered the fish store, the airport's press service told Prima Media. The refrigerated store window was disinfected and sanitized after the cat's feast, the store's manager assured.

Citing an unnamed airport shopkeeper, RIA Novosti reported Thursday that the cat burglar lives near the airport and occasionally drops by the terminal.

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