If there's one thing that the classic cartoon Tom & Jerry taught me as a child is that cats and mice really don't get along. And sometimes mice hit cats with hammers. And lure them into backyards with lurking bulldogs. And gravity is optional.
In all seriousness though, cats are supposed to love killing small animals like birds and mice, because life isn't a Disney movie and they're genetically programmed to be carnivorous killing machines.
So if you've got a cat in your house and all of a sudden you find a rat that you're not all that stoked about getting rid of yourself, then you'll probably put your cat in said room with that rat and expect the cat to go to town on the rodent, right? Well, that's what this kid thought would happen.
Clearly that's a house cat who not only has zero interest in hunting rodents, but is about as terrified of them as its owner is.
But then again, some people have shown great teamwork and industriousness in removing pests from their home.
So maybe he should've just called some friends to come over with some brooms to help the rat out of their place.
As for his cat, they might've watched this video and been traumatized by the tales of this fearless rat who took on multiple cats at once.