Scaredy cat! Permanently surprised rescue kitten whose wide eyes make her look permanently startled amasses thousands of followers

  • Rescue kitten Curious Zelda lives with Matt Taghioff, 31, in South East London
  • He rescued her in 2014 when ad said 'don't be put off by my spooked expression'.
  • Customer service manager's Twitter page for his cat now has 30,000 followers

A cat dubbed Curious Zelda has become an internet star thanks to her permanently shocked expression.

The rescue kitten, who lives with her 31-year-old owner Matt Taghioff, has more than 30,000 Twitter followers who enjoy her startled look.

Mr Taghioff, of Beckenham, South East London, rescued Zelda three years ago when her advert said 'don't be put off by my spooked expression'.

Curious Zelda is taking the internet by storm thanks to her permanently shocked expression

Curious Zelda is taking the internet by storm thanks to her permanently shocked expression

The rescue kitten has more than 30,000 Twitter followers who enjoy her startled look

The rescue kitten has more than 30,000 Twitter followers who enjoy her startled look

Zelda was rescued three years ago and had the ad: 'Don't be put off by my spooked expression'

Zelda was rescued three years ago and had the ad: 'Don't be put off by my spooked expression'

Pictures of Zelda are accompanied by captions imagining why she could look so shocked

Pictures of Zelda are accompanied by captions imagining why she could look so shocked

Photos of her alarmed looks often come with captions such as: 'Things I seen. Can't be unseen'

Photos of her alarmed looks often come with captions such as: 'Things I seen. Can't be unseen'

The cat's Twitter biography says she is 'hunter of house flies and keeper of string' Easily startled. Fish advocate. Often caught staring.'

The cat's Twitter biography says she is 'hunter of house flies and keeper of string'

The rescue kitten lives with her owner Matt Taghioff, 31, in Beckenham, South East London

The rescue kitten lives with her owner Matt Taghioff, 31, in Beckenham, South East London

The customer service manager said he was convinced to start a page for his pet's fans after conversation with friends and family always returned to her 'amazing' look.

Mr Taghioff accompanies pictures of Zelda with hilarious captions imagining why she could look so shocked.

His most popular tweet to date shows Zelda looking surprised and reads: 'Please be careful not to overcharge your Zelda.'

Other alarmed looks are accompanied by captions such as: 'Things I seen. Can't be unseen.'

Zelda is described on her Twitter page as 'easily startled, fish advocate, often caught staring'

Zelda is described on her Twitter page as 'easily startled, fish advocate, often caught staring'

The customer service manager told how he was convinced to start a page for his pet's fans

The customer service manager told how he was convinced to start a page for his pet's fans

Conversation with friends and family always returned to her 'amazing' look, Mr Taghioff said

Conversation with friends and family always returned to her 'amazing' look, Mr Taghioff said

Friends  'laughed a lot thanks to her amazing facial expressions and unique behaviour'

Friends 'laughed a lot thanks to her amazing facial expressions and unique behaviour'

Zelda 'wanders around our home as if it's all new to her, sniffing everything in her path'

Zelda 'wanders around our home as if it's all new to her, sniffing everything in her path'

Mr Taghioff said she was 'so affectionate despite her startled glances' at the rescue centre

Mr Taghioff said she was 'so affectionate despite her startled glances' at the rescue centre

The owner's friends and family have often been 'trying to guess what she was thinking of'

The owner's friends and family have often been 'trying to guess what she was thinking of'

Mr Taghioff said Zelda's 'eyes widened as I approached her' at the cat rescue centre

Mr Taghioff said Zelda's 'eyes widened as I approached her' at the cat rescue centre

Mr Taghioff said: 'When introducing Zelda to friends, family and colleagues, they laughed a lot thanks to her amazing facial expressions and unique behaviour, trying to guess what she was thinking of.

'When I met her at the rescue shelter her ad said 'don't be put off by my spooked expression' and I wasn't.

'Her eyes widened as I approached her, but she was so affectionate despite her startled glances. She was the first and only cat I met at the shelter that day.

'The conversation usually ends up about her. She's definitely curious; she wanders around our home as if it's all new to her, sniffing everything in her path.'

The cat's Twitter biography says: 'I am Zelda the cat. Hunter of house flies and keeper of string. Easily startled. Fish advocate. Often caught staring.'

Curious Zelda's Twitter and Instagram accounts can be found here?and here.

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