Pigeon flies on to porch to escape storm - and lands in the claws of a hungry cat 

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Dinner is served! Pigeon flies on to porch to escape storm - and lands in the claws of a hungry cat

Clip that was taken in Stockton, Illinois, shows Banana the cat patiently waiting A pigeon trying to shelter from a rainstorm then flies straight into its path Quick-thinking Banana pounces and tackles it to the floor before devouring it

By Amelia Wynne For Mailonline

Published: 09:10 GMT, 6 November 2020 | Updated: 09:30 GMT, 6 November 2020

This is the moment a pigeon escapes a storm, only to end up as the meal for a quick-thinking cat.

Footage filmed in Stockton, Illinois, shows Banana the cat pouncing from its perch on the porch of a farmhouse as the bird flies straight into its path.

The cat owner captured the bird's dramatic demise as they filmed a rainstorm from their front door.

An unsuspecting pigeon flies on to a porch to a escape a storm but is caught by a hungry cat

As they film one particular area of grey sky a pigeon suddenly flies into view and starts heading towards the porch.

It flaps its wings madly before coming in to land under the roof on top of a covered-up barbecue.

However as soon as it lands Banana leaps from its position on the ledge of the front of the house and tackles the pigeon to the ground.

As soon as the pigeon lands Banana takes a run and jump from its position on the ledge of the front of the house and tackles the pigeon to the ground

Banana then sits on top of the poor bird, pushing it down on the ground as it thrashes around trying to escape. 

The filmer giggles in disbelief as they zoom in on the scene of the attack where Banana starts nibbling on the bird and trying to pull its feathers out.

Eventually the pigeon stops moving around as Banana drags it behind the BBQ to enjoy its meal in peace. 

Eventually the pigeon stops moving around as Banana drags it behind the BBQ to enjoy its meal in peace

The filmer, who captured the footage on August 15, said: 'I was filming a storm when I saw the pigeon come in for refuge. 

'I had no idea the cat aka Banana was sitting on the ledge. 

'To my surprise, the bird went flying off the Grilla Grill.'

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