This cat might just be the most polite pet in the world…
A driver was left stunned when he saw the ginger moggy climb up a dustbin and use its paw to lift the door knocker – as if asking to be allowed inside the house.
Motorist Dan Richardson spotted the ingenious feline outside a house in Bootle, Merseyside.
The 26-year-old told the Liverpool Echo said he had pulled over safely to type something into his satellite navigation system.
Out of the corner of his eye he spotted the cat clambering up onto its hind legs and knocking on the door before sitting back down and patiently waiting on the bin.
He said: “I was in my car and I caught a glimpse of it happening.
“Then I watched and the cat started to climb up the door again so I whipped out my phone to record it.
“I looked and wondered if that had just really happened – I was baffled.
“It is not something you see everyday.”
Dan posted the clip on social media and it has since been viewed more than 300,000 times.
The data analyst, who lives in Manchester, added: “I don’t think anybody has seen anything quite like it.
“I’ve had loads of messages from people on Facebook saying I’ve made their day and lots of people trying to add me as a friend.
“It would have only made it better if someone came out to let it in.”