A WINCHESTER plumber has gone viral after posting a video of him accidentally letting a cat out of a house.

Scott Mckendry shared the video on Facebook on February 3.

The two-minute clip, recorded by a Ring doorbell camera, shows Scott attempting to pick up and return the cat, Bertie, to the property after he believed he had accidentally let the feline out.

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However, it turns out that the plumber had picked up the wrong cat by mistake, adding a twist to the tale.

Scott, of Mckendry Plumbing and Heating, told the Chronicle: “I had told a few people and they all laughed about it and everyone was saying ‘You just have to ask for the Ring doorbell footage’. I posted it on Fb and it has gone mad since, I didn't think too much of it to be honest!”

In the post on Facebook, the plumber wrote: “Plumber Vs Bertie the cat - I had to share this incident captured by the customers Ring doorbell. My instructions were to not let the cat outside under any circumstances, then oh no, he's out and I don't want to be the "plumber that lost the cat".

“There was a twist in the tail -bloody look alike cats!”