You’ve heard of the cat in the hat. Now meet the cat in the vat. It certainly seems that Ksyusha the kitten has got herself into an impossibly tight spot. But according to her owner she has no problem escaping the glass container, rather like a feline Houdini.

‘It looks like she is stuck, but actually her body is not as big as it looks because of the large amount of fur,’ said Yuriy Korotun, who lives in Moscow. ‘She likes hiding in different places and is full of character.’

Her ability to get in and out of seemingly impossible situations harks back to the comedy capers seen in classic kids’ cartoon Tom and Jerry.