Rat and Cat's Incredible Confrontation Compared to Real-Life Tom and Jerry

When a rat encountered a cat in a bathroom the animal attempted to play dead, in a scene many have compared to the real-life Tom and Jerry.

In footage shared to TikTok on March 13 by Dylan Aguillard, known online as Dumptruckdolan, a cat can be seen toying with a live rat on a bathroom floor.

The tabby cat hovers over the rodent, who is looking up at it, before taking a swipe with its paw.

The rat then spins around from the impact, but doesn't move its body—as though it is playing dead.

Its not known what happened next to the rodent, but chances are its tactics weren't enough to save it.

Text overlaying the clip incorrectly identifies the animal as a mouse, with words that read: "mouse tried to play dead. What the f*** did I walk in on."

Aguillard captioned the clip, writing: "#cat #mouse #catsoftiktok #prey #predator #survival #catsoftiktok #catmouse #catfood #catfunny #cattok #cathunt #catclimb #catcatch #animalplanet."

The footage has since gone viral, having been viewed by more than 3.5 million people, and surpassed 410,100 likes.

Many took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the intriguing video.

Some were quick to compare the scene to a famous cartoon, with one person, Jadeandrade3, writing: "That's Tom and Jerry."

Another person, Its_Dre317, echoed this by typing: "Deleted Tom and Jerry scene."

PrettyGirlLondon added: "Help the mouse I love cats but help the mouse."

Others pointed out that the rodent in the footage is in fact a rat, including Ekam who stated: "That's a rat not a mouse bro."

Omar wrote: "The rats mind: Please don't hurt."

However, one TikTok user, Luv3rain7, warned: "Not trying to be a Karen but I probably wouldn't let the cat play with it they can carry diseases I just want your cat to be safe is all."

Additionally, another clip that has drawn parallels to a cartoon is this heartwarming footage of a cat and a baby deer playing together.

The video was posted to TikTok on May 11 by Taylor Hoff, known online as taylorhoff08, along with the caption: "new Disney movie: the cat and the deer. #lewisthedeer #walterthecat #fyp."

In the video, the two unlikely friends nuzzle up together, with the black fluffy feline at one point curling his tail around the fawn.

They then touch noses, clearly getting acquainted with one another, in a scene that appears to be straight out of a wholesome Disney film.

Newsweek have contacted Dylan Aguillard for comment.

A cat looking at a rodent
A stock image of a cat looking at a rodent. In a TikTok video, a rat can be seen playing dead as it is attacked by a rat. Getty Images