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Pet cat Mufasa is main suspect in stuffed toys mystery

Mufasa with his loot.
Mufasa with his loot. Contributed

THE story of Karalee's cat burglar, an 11-month-old tabby named Mufasa, has created a media storm since owners discovered stuffed toys mysteriously appearing in the house.

Teddy bears and other soft toys including a monkey, a dog and a giraffe have appeared under a table during the past fortnight after the cat started escaping out of the home at night.

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Owner Shana Skinner has since spoken to neighbours to return the toys but has not been able to find the owners.

Ms Skinner set up a Facebook page "Help - my cat is a kleptomaniac" two weeks ago to help find the owners of the toys and has had media coverage in newspapers, television and radio, but the origin of the toys remains a mystery.

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In her latest Facebook posts, Ms Skinner said they had not had any new additions to the toy collection but no one had come forward to collect them.

"Mufasa is a dearly loved member of our household," she said. "He has plenty of toys, both of his own and from a large family and no real need to steal, except he thinks it pleases us."

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