Natalie Chettle lifts her mother’s Maine coon cat Rupert over her head. Nearly three years old, Rupert is already three times bigger than the average domestic cat and is expected to gain another 5kg in the next few years.
Giant moggy Rupert looks at a regular sized cat in Melbourne, Victoria. A three-time Cat of the Year and Australian National Champion, Rupert is the biggest Maine coon that cat judge Lesley Morgan Blythe has seen. Picture: Chris Scott/Newspix / Rex Features