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Is this the world's loudest cat?

Smokey the cat

HEAR: Is this the world's loudest cat?

Imagine sitting next to a cat that sounds as loud as a lawn mower or a hairdryer!

Well, that's what the Adams family hear when their cat, Smokey, purrs!

Now the noisy cat from Northampton is attempting to become the world's loudest purrer.

Smokey made the official record attempt, with her purr reaching 73 decibels - that's 16 times louder than the average cat.

The 12-year-old moggy will now have to wait for the verdict from Guinness to find out whether she's got the purr-fect result - that she's a world record holder!