Cat walks into Rugby supermarket, knocks over a box of cat food and takes a nap in the aisle

This is the comical moment a hungry cat was spotted trying to raid a supermarket's shelves for its favourite treats after sneaking into a Rugby Tesco.

The cheeky white moggy was spotted by stunned shoppers at the Tesco Express store on the lookout for food last Wednesday.

The cat in the Rugby shop. Photo: Newsteam/SWNS

The cat in the Rugby shop. Photo: Newsteam/SWNS

It had strolled into the shop in Rugby, at around 9am before making a beeline for the pet food aisle.

After seemingly browsing the treats, it knocked over a Go-Cat box of treats priced at £2.49 before curling up for a rest on the supermarket floor.

Shopper Melanie Morris-Jones, 39, said she had to double take when she spotted the chubby puss "chilling out" by the cat food.

The mum-of-two, from Rugby, said “I had just popped in to the Tesco to get a drink and some food before work.

The cat in the Rugby shop. Photo: Newsteam/SWNS

The cat in the Rugby shop. Photo: Newsteam/SWNS

“I came across the cat just lying there next to the box of cat food it had knocked off.

“It had clearly tried to go for the food but I don’t know it must have just given up.

“I asked the cashier if she knew there was a cat over in the pet aisle.

“She said yes she knew it was there and that it was a regular.

“I’m not sure who owned it – but it was completely chilled out. The cat looked like it didn’t even care.

“The fact that it was lying there was really funny. I had to take a picture and post it on Facebook.

“To be honest I didn’t expect it to get so much attention.

“It was a bit ironic that the cat was down that aisle as it looked quite plump and well-looked after.

"Its certainly not something you see every day."