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Feline sneaky! Can YOU spot the cat who likes to hide in her owner’s Christmas tree?

A sneaky cat took her owner by surprise after she was caught taking a nap in the branches of the Christmas tree, perfectly camouflaged amid the decorations.  

The adorable pet, named Moon, lives in Liverpool with owner Sarah Nelson-McGuinness, 42, and is a very big fan of Christmas trees.

The 15-month-old cat vanished from sight last week as she nestled in the branches surrounded by fairy lights and decorations in the tree.

It was only when the family’s other cats, Freddo and Luna, were spotted staring up at the tree that little Moon was rumbled.

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Can you spot the cat? Sarah Nelson-McGuinness, 42, from Liverpool, revealed her British short hair Moon loves to hide in the ornaments on her Christmas tree, pictured

Cheeky Moon, pictured, sneaks into the tree and nestles in its branches whenever Sarah is not looking

Cheeky Moon, pictured, sneaks into the tree and nestles in its branches whenever Sarah is not looking

‘Moon loves to run and hide so the Christmas tree is the perfect kitty playground,’ Sarah explained.

The baffled mum-of-two took the sleepy moggy down from the 8ft tree but soon found Moon had climbed back up again.

Sarah, who is a full-time carer for her disabled son, said: ‘I have no idea how long she had been in there.

‘Our other two cats were sat looking up at the tree with a bewildered look on their faces.

Rumbled! Moon was finally spotted hiding at the top of the tree behind an ornamental Santa Claus

Rumbled! Moon was finally spotted hiding at the top of the tree behind an ornamental Santa Claus 

Sarah revealed she did not realise Moon was hiding in the tree, pictured, until her other cats, Freddo and Luna, stared at the tree's branches

Sarah revealed she did not realise Moon was hiding in the tree, pictured, until her other cats, Freddo and Luna, stared at the tree’s branches 

‘I looked up to see what they were so fascinated by and spotted Moon curled up asleep.

‘I took her out which she didn’t appreciate, she’s only small and it’s an 8ft tree so I was worried she may fall and get hurt.’

It’s not the first time Moon has been caught up in the festive decoration.

In fact, Sarah even switched her normal white Christmas tree for a traditional green one this year in a bid to spot the otherwise camouflaged cat.

Feline sneaky! Moon, pictured behind the Santa ornament, was adopted by Sarah last year, and both this Christmas and last, she hid in the tree

Feline sneaky! Moon, pictured behind the Santa ornament, was adopted by Sarah last year, and both this Christmas and last, she hid in the tree

Now you see meow! Sarah thought she'd be able to spot the white cat in the green tree, but admitted she was wrong

Now you see meow! Sarah thought she’d be able to spot the white cat in the green tree, but admitted she was wrong 

She added: ‘We bought Moon just before Christmas 2020 so we had the same issue last year. 

‘Last year was more difficult as she was very tiny and our tree was white!

‘I figured this year would be easier as she is bigger and the tree is green so she would be easier to spot, I was wrong.

‘She is so good at hiding.

‘Moon is constantly in the tree, she likes to be at the top so she can spy on us all, but she makes sure she’s well hidden so I don’t spot her and lift her out or make her come down.

The stealthy moggy, pictured, amused social media users when Sarah shared the picture online

The stealthy moggy, pictured, amused social media users when Sarah shared the picture online

‘It’s often the other two cats that give the game away and she gets rumbled so I now rely on them to ‘snitch’ as I can never find her when she’s in there.’

Sarah uploaded the snap to Facebook with the caption ‘FEELINE’ FESTIVE.. Spot the cat’ and racked up 1,800 likes.

One social media user commented: ‘Beautiful tree. And it took me a LONG time to find your cat.’

Shy Moon is so good at hiding, pictured, that even her own Sarah struggles to locate her sometimes

Shy Moon is so good at hiding, pictured, that even her own Sarah struggles to locate her sometimes 

Sarah recounted that last year, they kept losing Moon, because the white cat hid in their white tree, pictured

Sarah recounted that last year, they kept losing Moon, because the white cat hid in their white tree, pictured

Moon took to hiding in the Christmas tree as a kitten during Christmas 2020, pictured, and it looks like the habit is here to stay

Moon took to hiding in the Christmas tree as a kitten during Christmas 2020, pictured, and it looks like the habit is here to stay 

Someone else added: ‘Can someone put me out of my misery and tell me where the bloody cat is.’

Another baffled commenter said: ‘Couldn’t for the love of God find it after finding where it is on the comments I now can’t not see it. This is brilliant great Monday morning eye exercise.’

Others found it easier to locate the cat, with one person commenting: ‘My kind of tree beautiful and found cat straight away to my surprise.’

Another said: ‘Wow that was hard but worth finding that little snowball.’

After Sarah shared the picture on Facebook, any people said they had struggled to spot Moon in the tree

After Sarah shared the picture on Facebook, any people said they had struggled to spot Moon in the tree