A California cat has gone viral for a facial feature admirers say bears a striking resemblance to the moustache of Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury.
Mostaccioli proudly boasts a streak of black fur between her mouth and nose, giving the impression of a distinguished ‘tache.
She appears on Instagram alongside her adopted sibling Izanami.
The pair’s owner, Natalie, works at a veterinarian’s office and found Mostaccioli among a litter of stray kittens in her mother’s garden in August of 2020. The mother and four kittens appeared malnourished when they were brought in for treatment and nursed back to health.
After finding homes for her three brothers, Natalie adopted Mostaccioli as her own.
She says the kitty’s moustache has grown more apparent over time and her followers have often compared the cat to Freddie Mercury and even Super Mario.
The rock legend Mercury passed away in 1991 and was a cat lover. At one point, he owned 10 cats, allotting each a bedroom at his London mansion.