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Meet Omar, The Aussie Feline In The Running To Be The World's Longest Cat

He's only been on social media for two weeks and he's probably more insta-famous than you.

17/05/2017 2:31 PM AEST | Updated 17/05/2017 2:34 PM AEST

A Melbourne feline who recently shot to fame on Instagram is now in the running to take out the title of world's longest cat.

Three-year-old Omar, who has amassed over 12,000 followers within two weeks of joining social media, currently weighs a whopping 14 kilograms and is reportedly 120 centimetres long -- a mere 1.67 centrimetres longer than the current record holder, Ludo.

The maine coon's owner, Stephy Hirst, told the Maroondah Leader that she and her partner had an inkling that they may have been proud parents of the world's biggest cat but "hadn't done anything about it because he might not be fully grown yet".

"(Omar) was tiny when we got him but then he just started growing and was 10kg at one year old," Hirst said.

"He sleeps on the couch...because he takes up too much room on the bed and he demands we cuddle and pet him all through the night".

My dad makes a pretty great bed, he has more room on him than mum does 🐱🐾

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Omar's measurements have been sent to Guinness World Records for verification.

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