When Ginge was given to Danny Bennett, he looked every inch the normal Siberian forest cat. Bennett had no idea, he tells the Daily Mail, that there was a great wooly mammoth of a cat inside, just dying to eat his way out.
"He was just a normal-sized cat back then. I had no idea he would get this big," Bennett said. "Every time people come here or when we take him to the vets they are amazed by how big he is."
Today, Ginge weighs in at 22 pounds. That's about the size of a small toddler.
He also happens to be 18 inches tall and 40 inches long. It all adds up to a cat who can be a handful on a leash.
"Trying to control a cat that's the size of a medium dog is a bit difficult to say the least," Bennett told The Mail.