Angry cat trapped family in bedroom
A rampaging cat which attacked its owners' baby and charged at them, forcing them to barricade themselves in a bedroom, is to be given therapy.
The couple had to call the police for help after the Himalayan feline called Lux trapped them in the room in Portland, Oregon.
Owner Lee Palmer said the black and white moggie had scratched his seven-month-old child on the forehead after the baby pulled its tail.
Mr Palmer then kicked the 22lb animal "in the rear" to protect the infant but that only served to antagonise the cat which "just went over the edge".
A 911 call has been released, in which the four-year-old cat can be heard screeching in the background as the owner tells the operator: "He's charging us. He's at our bedroom door.
"I kicked the cat in the rear, and it has gone over the edge ... he's very, very, very, very hostile."
Mr Palmer, his girlfriend and their baby were trapped and only felt safe when the cat was eventually captured by police using a dog snare.
But the couple are not giving up on Lux - he will now be taken to a vet, while a pet psychologist is also due to see the animal.
"We're not getting rid of him right now," Mr Palmer said. "He's been part of our family for a long time."
It is not the first time the family have had problems with Lux, who is described as having a "history of violence".
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