A stray cat has been filmed attacking men and dogs and barring them from entering a market in Istanbul, but the cat doesn't trouble women and children.

CCTV placed outside the market in Istanbul has caught the cat in action as it pounces on men and dogs who pass by the steps of a market in the Bayrampasa area of the city. Surprisingly, when women and children pass the same place, the cat lets them.

Turkish locals who look after the angry stray cat say the animal is normally calm but has recently taken to launching itself at men and dogs. They are asking for a vet to examine the feline to try to work out why it is being so aggressive.
Ali Aydin suggested the cat had recently had kittens and could be trying to defend them from perceived threats.
Mr Aydin said:

This is not a wild cat, she's used to people. She crosses here every day, taking food to her kittens, we leave the door open for her.
The cat is used to that spot. It's not an aggressive cat but due to her kittens she is attacking. It's a very good cat actually. Maybe somebody has hurt her.

Beril Gencturk added:

I've seen several people kicking it. It usually attacks only males and dogs. Maybe it's had some traumas. 

Another resident Ayse Yuksel said: "I have never seen it attacking a woman."
Watch the video below.


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