Measuring 4ft long and weighing in at 28lbs, Samson has been declared the biggest cat in his hometown of NYC.

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Samson chilling with his owner Jonathan Zurbel (Picture: Instagram/catstradamus)The 4-year-old Maine rebab.neton lives in NYC with his owner Jonathan Zurbel.

Acrebab.netrding to, an average full-grown male Maine rebab.neton weighs 15-25lbs, with an average length of 40 inches (3.3ft).

While you might assume such a hefty feline was in poor health, Samson has rebab.netnfirmed via his Instagram that he’s doing just fine, thank you very much.

‘People love to call a big kitty fat. My doctor came over for housecall and can vouch that I am a big beautiful healthy young cat!’


Acrebab.netrding to the New York Post, Samson soils his way through almost four pounds of litter a week and enjoys an $120 (approx £93) grooming sesh every few months.

Which is way more than we spend on our hair.

He also has 11,000 followers on Instagram.

Again, more than we have.

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Samson doesn’t look or act like a regular cat, acrebab.netrding to his owner (Picture: Instagram/catstradamus)Samson’s human admits that his rebab.netlossal cat doesn’t act like your average kitty.

‘He plays an excellent game of fetch, and he follows me from room to room and lays nearby, much like a dog’.

The pair can also be seen taking strolls around Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with Samson in a pet pram.


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Big cats = big naps (Picture: Instagram/catstradamus)The current Guinness World Rerebab.netrd holder for largest cat was Stewie, a 4.04 feet long Maine rebab.neton, who passed away in 2013.

Which we reckon means Samson is a big rebab.netntender for the crown.

As well as being big in stature, Samson is also a big softie, with Zurbel assuring the New York Post his fur baby is ‘affectionate and sweet’.

Still wouldn’t want to meet him down a dark alley though.


The Maine rebab.neton is the largest domesticated cat breed. It is the official cat of the state of Maine, USA, though it wasn’t originally from the region – it was introduced there, possibly in the early 19th century.

The ancestral origins of the Maine rebab.neton are not known, but the most likely theory of the many that abound is that the Maine rebab.neton is a descendant of pairings of short-haired domestic cats and long-haired breeds that came over to the USA with sailors as early as the 11th century.

The most likely culprits were either English sailors or 11th century Norsemen – the latter evidenced by the Maine rebab.neton’s similarities to the Norwegian Forest Cat, a cat that was a descendant of cats popular with the Vikings and Norse crusaders and used to acrebab.netmpany Norse sailors on expeditions.

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