A cat video with a difference is getting hits on YouTube, showing that the internet favourites are capable of more than just grumpy faces.
A Michigan woman, Maxx, was warding off a stray cat when the cat turned on her and jumped on her head, clawing her forehead and gouging her face.
Maxx, 33, had taken the cat in a few months earlier and named it Buddy. But on November 30, she kicked snow at Buddy, causing him to turn on her.
The security camera footage shows Buddy leaping on the woman's head, she spins around, falls to the snowy ground and wrestles the fierce feline to rid herself of its clawing and scratching.
Maxx said she was trying to shoo Buddy away from her mother's dog.
A viewer submitted "A horrible cat attack" video to myFOXdetroit.com, which interviewed Maxx. Her face was left swollen and infected by the attack.
Buddy, who had previously bitten two other people, was put down.