A cat's bid to become mayor of the Mexican city of Xalapa, has become a social media phenomenon.
Morris the Cat's campaign was initially started as a joke by a group of friends who were disenfranchised with their local politicians.
However, since its launch with the slogan, "Tired of voting for rats? Vote for a cat", the campaign has gathered momentum.
A Facebook page now more than 131,000 likes, more than any of his human competitors in the election.
The Guardian quotes the cat's owner Sergio Chamorro as saying: "Morris has become an expression of how fed up people are with all the parties and a political system that does not represent us".
Mexico will hold its local elections on 7 July.