Meet the ninja cat who has a special talent for stealing men's underwear.

Brigit has an unhealthy affinity for men’s undergarments.

Such an affinity, in fact, that she spends her nights prowling the streets near her home, looking for pairs of undies she can steal.

She plucks them from washing lines and pilfers them from laundry baskets. She sneaks in through cracked windows when households are asleep and sifts through underwear drawers.

During the day, she sits around and looks at her haul.

Her parents are worried about her. Her friends think she’s gone mad. Psychologists have suggested she’s sex-craved, or perhaps recovering from a deep childhood trauma.

Also, Brigit is a cat.

In the last two months alone, the 6-year-old Tonkinese has presented no less than eleven pairs of men’s underwear and more than 50 socks to her bewildered owner.

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Brigit with her haul. Image: Facebook/Sarah Nathan.

She likes to deliver the socks in pairs, often leaving one sock at the front door and the other at the back door.

Sarah Nathan, Brigit’s extremely lucky unfortunate owner, keeps desperately trying to return socks and underwear to people in her neighbourhood, but is finding it difficult to keep up.

“It’s an absolute obsession. A night does not go by without her bringing things home. I got up this morning and there were another four socks in the house,” Ms Nathan told The Daily Mail. 

Despite criticism, Brigit doesn’t care what anyone thinks, and is alleged to have told feline friends, “I’m going to keep doing whatever I want, because I’m a cat.”

Nobody can quite explain Brigit’s behaviour, except to say that it is excellent and should continue.

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