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Cat climbs onto TV reporter’s shoulder during live broadcast (VIDEO)

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A curious cat climbs on reporter Nicole DiDonato's shoulder (FOX-17)

On Thursday, Fox 17 reporter Nicole DiDonato was delivering her live report on ways to beat the summer heat when a stray cat suddenly climbed up onto her shoulder.

We've all heard of newshounds. But what would you call this breaking news kitty? A repurrter?

Amazingly, DiDonato remains mostly composed as the cat climbs up the back of her leg, then comes to rest on her shoulder. When the camera cuts back to the news studio in Grand Rapids, Mich., the Fox 17 anchors note that they heard meowing off-screen while DiDonato was preparing to go live with her report.

After the report, DiDonato took to her Twitter account, noting that she's a cat owner ("I actually already have two strays I took home from the last two cities I worked in!"), which may have encouraged the stray to jump into the show:

"Learned my lesson: Never making eye contact with a cat before a live tease ever again," she wrote.

Mediaite described the cat as "rude," but how could anyone be mad at such an adorable little guy vying for attention?

However, DiDonato also said she won't be adding a third stray to her home, writing, "One reason I can't take in another cat ... even if I wanted to. His sister is busy knocking papers off a desk."

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