The only thing that rivals a cat's cuteness is its ability to climb and hide. I swear, some felines are determined to set paw on every surface of their house. Whether we're talking about a ceiling lamp or the ventilation system, the bravest furry explorers have their eyes on it.

We at Bored Panda decided to honor these adventures and give them the attention they deserve. So we compiled a list of photos that cat owners took the moment they realized James Cook and George Mallory have nothing on their pet. Scroll down and check them out!

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Be Ha
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2 months ago

Spidercat waiting for a kiss.

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Cats are naturally drawn to small, tight spaces such as baskets, boxes, and nooks — it's where the popular phrase "If I fits I sits" comes from.

"Being both predators and prey, enclosed spaces provide a place to hide and keep safe, and are perfect for ambushing unsuspecting prey," Lucy Hoile, a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) who specializes in these animals told Bored Panda.

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This Is How My Friend Found The Cat In The Bathroom

"This is how my friend found the cat in the bathroom"

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Pernille Dyre
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2 months ago

It's a bat....

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Dad Started Putting In New Toilet. Walked Away For A Few Minutes And Came Back To This.

Dad started putting in new toilet. Walked away for a few minutes and came back to this

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
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2 months ago (edited)

I once heard a story of snakes/things in the loo that can bite your ahems, my fear after seeing this has substantially DECREASED I mean I don't want claws in my ahem yk but still-

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Trying to make their furballs comfortable, people (and businesses) began building them comfy indoor condos, towers, and entire castles where the critters can both take a nap and play around. "Enclosed cat houses help reduce stress and keep cats happy," Hoile explained.

The biggest and poshest of these "structures" can cost hundreds of dollars but a bigger price tag doesn't necessarily mean more purrs.

"They needn’t be expensive, many cats prefer a cardboard box over a conventional cat house. Provide the right size for your cat to fit snuggly inside, make sure it is easily accessible and there are enough to go around if there is more than one cat," Hoile said.

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How I Noticed That My Cat Was Stuck In The Attic.

How I noticed that my cat was stuck in the attic

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Trish Smith
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2 months ago

Poor, poor kitty! LMAO

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#5

My Cat Got Stuck Today.

My cat got stuck today

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Deborah B
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2 months ago

mistakes were made

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"Kuro found a hiding spot from which to be adorable"

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A B C
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2 months ago

Oh boy, what an absolutely stunning and lovely face <3

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However, a tall and sturdy cat tree might save your home decor. "A cat's territory incorporates all three dimensions and if they can access the space up high (by any means possible), they will," Hoile added.

"Being up high means they can survey their territory from the safest point. Providing tall cat furniture will encourage them to do this appropriately instead of the scaling curtains and bookcases."

Even if your cat's claws cause damage, you can't really blame the animal for it. Their bodies are made to climb!

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Liv
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2 months ago

That kitty was having a blast, and became so happy that mom wanted to play too. That's one of my cat's favorite ways to play: through cloth. For example I put my hand under a blanket and move it around, and she excitedly hunts it above the blanket 😸

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Pink Floydian Panda
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2 months ago

I am Napoleon, The Cat Emperor. Now do my bidding and get me tuna. Lots and lots and lots of tuna!

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Bill Dolman
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2 months ago

I had a cat do that - get into a dropped ceiling and wander around on the tiles. The thing is that the ceiling was very lightly hung - too lightly by a couple of amateurs. The cat fixed that, though. She brought the ceiling - well, about half of it - down onto the floor. That's how we discovered she'd been in the ceiling.

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#10

Giant Creature Trapped Inside Someone's Home, Or A Doll House With A Curious Visitor? You Decide.

"Giant creature trapped inside someone's home, or a doll house with a curious visitor? You decide."

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Marcellus II
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2 months ago

As unnecessary text goes, a winner.

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#11

My Cat Always Sits Like This When I'm In The Shower

"My cat always sits like this when I'm in the shower."

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Liv
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Mine too, but turned towards the door, as if she's guarding me 😅

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#12

Fur Ball, Corner Pocket

"Fur ball, corner pocket."

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Pink Floydian Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

So we agree you get me that tuna and I make sure that 8 ball never goes in the hole?

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#13

Over The Last Week Our Kitten Has Discovered She Can Climb Shit...

"Over the last week our kitten has discovered she can climb"

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KJ
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice of you to install climbing frame blinds for her.

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KJ
Community Member
2 months ago

What do you mean I am stuck, I am totally comfy here

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#15

My Cat Tried To Hide From Me

"My cat tried to hide from me"

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Amina Hays
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't even find it! Well played kitty, well played.

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crazy_cat_notAlady
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2 months ago

he was better prepared for the pandemic than many of us out here.

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#17

I Heard My Cat Crying, Then Found Him Like This..

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Deborah B
Community Member
2 months ago

When they're really small, kittens can hide in kleenex boxes with the tissues. How do I know this? We lost a kitten for six hours. Until the crying started, and there was a tug of war to get a tissue. Tiny paws with tiny claws were grabbing them as they were pulled out.

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#18

My Parents' Cat Destroyed Bathroom's Door Vents So He Could Spy While We Pee

"My parents' cat destroyed bathroom's door vents so he could spy while we pee."

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Hello it Smee
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2 months ago

It'sssss Kitty!

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Trish Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG!! Lol

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KJ
Community Member
2 months ago

Smart kitty, may need to find a new hiding place though.

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Lucifer
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2 months ago

"what should I wear for the weekend party?"

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#22

My Wife Just Texted Me This Picture Of Our Cat From Her Potato Phone.

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 months ago

Hang in there baby

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Biba Little
Community Member
2 months ago

My cat used to do that. She shredded the couch from below. I miss those days, she is an old lady now, and she sleeps for most of the day.

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#24

Found My Cat Chillin In The Garbage Can.

"Found my cat chillin in the garbage can"

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Liv
Community Member
2 months ago

Liquid

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#25

If I Dont Move They Can't See Me

"If I dont move they can't see me"

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

Just checking security. No key under this doormat, that's good.

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#26

My Cat Climbed Inside The Bird Feeder (2 Meters Tall) , Because She Saw Bird Flying There

"My cat climbed inside the bird feeder (2 meters tall) , because she saw bird flying there"

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Mark Howell
Community Member
2 months ago

We had a lazy ragdoll years ago. She would sleep on the top of the bird table roof. The birds knew she was no threat and would still come to eat, even perching on her back before flying off. ;o)

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#27

Opened The Cabinet To Get A Glass And Nearly Jumped Out Of My Skin

Opened the cabinet to get a glass and nearly jumped out of my skin

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Trish Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

LMAO!!

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LH25
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2 months ago

One of our cats did this. We actually had to use Velcro strips to hold the vents in place but still be able to remove them if needed.

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Sue Lynn Chan
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2 months ago

I’ll save you, even if you don’t like it!

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My cat got stuck in the wall on Christmas day.

The basement kitchenette ceiling was left open when it was built a few months ago so he climbed onto the cupboards and into the ceiling before falling into the wall.
This was at my mom's house and he was stuck for about 2 hours while we tried to figure out his exact location and cut a hole to release him. He is perfectly fine and even tried to go back in the hole!

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Mark Howell
Community Member
2 months ago

I was once doing some work on our house and had to enter the crawl space below the floor. Each time I came out checked for the cat and closed the trapdoor. When I'd finished however, no cat to be found, went back into the crawl space and found her in the furthest tightest parts. Shouted I'd found her, at which point she walked passed me and out, my wife telling me she was safe. Me on the other hand stuck, unable to turn or crawl back; had to call a friend to remove some floorboards to release me. Still trying to live this down after 20yrs.

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#31

Stuck In The Middle

"Stuck in the middle"

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

Spider-cat, spider-cat, does whatever a spider-cat does

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#32

I Finally Figured Out Where Tank The Cat Has Been Hiding. I Only Saw Him Because A Bird Chirped On TV And He Stuck His Head Up Slightly. Who Sees Him?

"I finally figured out where Tank the cat has been hiding. I only saw him because a bird chirped on tv and he stuck his head up slightly. Who sees him?"

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Kayla J
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2 months ago

Gotta admit, that's a cool hiding space

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#33

This Cat Inside Of A Couch.

"This cat inside of a couch"

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Bill
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2 months ago

You have a scratching couch in your home too?

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#34

Found My Cat After Hours Of Search My House

"found my cat after hours of search my house"

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lil_gremlin
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2 months ago

Kitty, you're not trash! I'm trash!

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Biba Little
Community Member
2 months ago

Smart little kitty.

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Abhinc
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2 months ago

beware of plastic bags when you have a cat !! they can be very dangerous. if your cat chews it and ingests a piece of plastic that could end up with intestinal blockage. This can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, behavioral changes, lethargy, and even death.

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KittyCat
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2 months ago

She looks pissed af

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#38

Finally Found My Cat

"Finally found my cat"

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Abhinc
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2 months ago

next time you look for your cat just summon it and it will appear !!

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#39

My Poor Cat Got Stuck In The Laundry Room

My poor cat got stuck in the laundry room

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Clover
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2 months ago

What an awesome looking cat!

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Pink Floydian Panda
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2 months ago

Don't look at me like that! You have a better idea than eating my way out?

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KJ
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2 months ago

Erm, I can explain human!

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Biba Little
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2 months ago

This is tricky, I once sat on my cat who was under a blanket. She wasn't hurt but she was so pissed!

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A B C
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2 months ago

I mean, people like weighted blankets because they like the slight pressure on their body, so...?

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

must be paw-fectly warm in there

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#45

How I Left Him vs. How I Found Him

How I left him vs how I found him

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Amina Hays
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2 months ago

The second picture is marvellous. "Didn't think I'd do it did you? Mwahaha'

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Pink Floydian Panda
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2 months ago

Humans just fascinate me! They waste all that water and soap when they have perfectly good tongues. Amazing litter boxes though.

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#47

Looked For My Cat All Morning And This Is Where I Finally Found Her.

"Looked for my cat all morning and this is where I finally found her"

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best turtle
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2 months ago

you do not use good laundry detergent!!

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#48

Thought My Cat Went Missing. Found Out He Made Himself A Personal Fucking Hammock Out Of Our Couch.

"Thought my cat went missing. Found out he made himself a personal hammock out of our couc"

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Robert Thomas
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2 months ago

bob ross

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#49

Couldn't Find My Cat... Heard Some Rustling Inside My Desk, Opened The Drawer And Voila. Found Kitty.

"Couldn't find my cat... heard some rustling inside my desk, opened the drawer and voila. Found kitty"

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Sergy Yeltsen
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2 months ago

That's a beautiful cat.

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

That's cattitude in a nutshell, yep :D

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