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There's a saying that goes “honest as a cat when the meat's out of reach”- those adorable furballs might purr and beg for a scratch behind the ears, but as soon as you turn your back, they're back to their scheming ways. Here's a list of cats that have been caught red-pawed in the act of stealing a tasty morsel.

In truth, owners should be mindful when their cats try to get their paws on human food. Their digestion works differently from ours, and many foods, even ones they love, like milk, can give them upset stomachs or worse. Chocolate and onions are especially dangerous, and should be kept tucked away far out of reach.

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Pen Thief Caught In Action

Pen Thief Caught In Action

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Kitty Has Big Dreams

Kitty Has Big Dreams

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Determined Kitty

Determined Kitty

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Chicken Thief

Chicken Thief

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Cute Sandwitch Burglar

Cute Sandwitch Burglar

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Paprica Thief

Paprica Thief

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#26

Salami Thief

Salami Thief

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Sampling Some Salad

Sampling Some Salad

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Shrimp Thief

Shrimp Thief

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Brenda Sabo
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They'll never miss it, it's not like they counted all these...um...they didn't did they?

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Cupcake Thief

Cupcake Thief

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#39

Stealing A Chicken From A Bear

Stealing A Chicken From A Bear

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Salmon Thief

Salmon Thief

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#42

Busy Comes Out Of Nowhere When There's A Popsicle Involved

Busy Comes Out Of Nowhere When There's A Popsicle Involved

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AmandaWhittaker
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My cat comes out of nowhere when I'm having waffles! She has a sweet tooth. Not that I blame her - maple syrup is irresistible.

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Stealing Directly From A Box

Stealing Directly From A Box

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Two-legged Water Thief

Two-legged Water Thief

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was my sweet boy Wuzzy, who passed away last month at 10 yrs old. This is one of my favorite memories of him .

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#50

Gimme That Christmas Light...wait, Pizza?

Gimme That Christmas Light...wait, Pizza?

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Chicken Thief

Chicken Thief

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Brenda Sabo
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must be faster, you probably would have gotten away with it.

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Breakfast Thief

Breakfast Thief

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#55

I Can Haz Quesadilla?

I Can Haz Quesadilla?

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#56

Kitty Gets Strong Grip On Chilly Treat

Kitty Gets Strong Grip On Chilly Treat

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My cat holds my hand like that - one paw on me, one on the treat to makes sure it doesn't get taken away!

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The Straw Thief

The Straw Thief

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Kiss Army
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My Cookie steals straws and has an AWESOME hiding place because I can't find her "stash".

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#59

Sampling Some Sausage

Sampling Some Sausage

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Stuck In A Pint

Stuck In A Pint

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#61

Stealing A Granola Bar

Stealing A Granola Bar

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#63

Burglar At Lunch

Burglar At Lunch

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#65

She Stole A Meatball And Then Stained Our Sofa With It..

She Stole A Meatball And Then Stained Our Sofa With It..

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Salad Theif

Salad Theif

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Sky
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"There was only spinach in here...can you give me some tuna too?"

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Caught In The Shower With The Teddy Bear!

Caught In The Shower With The Teddy Bear!

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#69

Curious Burglar

Curious Burglar

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Chicken Eater

Chicken Eater

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Against Tv

Against Tv

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Susanne B
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You have been playing with this all afternoon. Now it is my turn

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Nicking The Biggest Slice

Nicking The Biggest Slice

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#74

Easter Egg Check!

Easter Egg Check!

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#75

Purrrfect Fit

Purrrfect Fit

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#76

Cat And Meat

Cat And Meat

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#77

She Stole A Piece Of Pizza Right Before Sitting On A Birthday Cake.

She Stole A Piece Of Pizza Right Before Sitting On A Birthday Cake.

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Fisher

Fisher

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#79

"stealing Food For A Baby"

"stealing Food For A Baby"

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#80

Little Beast :)

Little Beast :)

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Just A Little Taste.

Just A Little Taste.

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#82

Mmmmm Dough

Mmmmm Dough

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BrigetteLeggBridges
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A cat after my own heart. I love batter better than the cookie or the cake. ...lol

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When Nobody's Watching

When Nobody's Watching

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#84

Misu And My...hmm...her Sandwich ;)

Misu And My...hmm...her Sandwich ;)

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#85

Pop-sicle Theif

Pop-sicle Theif

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#86

The Breakfast Thief

The Breakfast Thief

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I Learned Where The Money Missing From My Purse Was Going.

I Learned Where The Money Missing From My Purse Was Going.

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I Love this as My Cat steals Money Too just never caught the bugger. We have only once found his hiding spot. He Has $2000 at moment.

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#88

Floppy And His Fishes :)

Floppy And His Fishes :)

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#89

I'll Catch You Yet

I'll Catch You Yet

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LauraPrezio
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great photo. So cloth wall paper and kittens are a special combination.

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Ib Erland Lorentsen Enjoying His Latte...or...my Latte, That Was.

Ib Erland Lorentsen Enjoying His Latte...or...my Latte, That Was.

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#91

#misiberto Helping Out With The Beans

#misiberto Helping Out With The Beans

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#92

He Wants My Milkshake

He Wants My Milkshake

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#93

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster

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#94

Beanthief

Beanthief

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#95

Stole The Remote

Stole The Remote

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#97

In A Greek Restaurant, One Second Before The Cat Snatched The Fishbones...

In A Greek Restaurant, One Second Before The Cat Snatched The Fishbones...

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#98

I Know Where They Hide These Treats...

I Know Where They Hide These Treats...

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#99

Water Thief!

Water Thief!

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Cheesecake

Cheesecake

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#101

A Big Fan Of Taylor Swift's Ice Cream

A Big Fan Of Taylor Swift's Ice Cream

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#102

Webkinzs Thief.

Webkinzs Thief.

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Omnomnomnom

Omnomnomnom

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