Meet the biggest cat living large in NYC – and watch him measure up to his owner

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Meet Samson, a four-year-old male cat that is the latest feline sensation taking over the internet. Samson’s importance in the public eye is in fact due to his very impressive physical stature. Weighing 28 pounds and measuring 4 feet long (48 inches), Samson is truly living large. Indeed, he is reportedly the largest cat calling New York City home, according to Gothamist.

It might not surprise you that Samson is a Maine Coon. The Maine Coon cat breed, also known as the “Gentle Giant” breed according to the American Cat Fanciers Association, is the largest breed of domestic cat, MaineCoon.org reports. The average male Maine Coon cat can weigh between 15 and 25 pounds and has an average length of 40 inches.

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