A cat that was caught shuffling down a fence in an incredibly weird manner has had viewers in stitches on TikTok.

The clip, recorded in Melbourne, Australia, shows a tabby cat trying to travel along the top of a fence from one end to another.

His paws are too big for him to balance all four of them on top, so instead, he awkwardly walks with his two left legs on top and his right legs stretching down to a post below.

The hilarious video was uploaded on TikTok by user @Betch who captioned it: "Do cats ever just realise what the hell they are doing?"

This cat's strange walk has to be seen to be believed
This cat's strange walk has to be seen to be believed

Since it was shared two days ago, the clip has had more than 2million views and been shared more 18,000 times by cat lovers on the video-sharing app.

Many commentators labelled the oddball feline "broken" and were amused by his tightrope-like antics.

"I think it is broken. Put it in rice," quipped one user.

A second viewer joked: "Cat.exe has stopped working."

"It's almost like someone wearing a heel on one foot and trying to walk flat on the other," noted a third.

But a supporter of the cat said, "that boi is STABLE", and another complimented the fact that the feline was "extendable" and another called him "telescopic.

During the lockdown, cats have been busy entertaining their owners in many other ways too.

Various moggies have been caught on video annihilating jigsaw puzzles as they "help" their human companions to unwind.

Cats also don't seem to take too kindly to being spied on, with funny videos showing the moment they discover their owners' pet cams and let them know they are unimpressed.

Meanwhile, two pet cats having a "socially-distanced" fight made their owner laugh so much they could hardly hold their phone still to film.