An enormous cat in Australia has become an overnight sensation due to  its jaw-dropping size which may net the monstrous feline a world record.

The Maine Coon dubbed 'Omar' initially caught the attention of the  Internet when his owner, Stephy Hirst, created an Instagram account for  the cat a few weeks ago.

As often happens online, astounded cat lovers marveled at Omar's immense  size and the feline soon amassed a hefty following worthy of its epic  proportions.

Newspaper articles as well as television appearances soon followed for the unexpected star and its owner.

And now, Guinness has come calling for Omar to see if the creature could, in fact, be the world's longest cat.

See more of Omar and learn more about his story at the Coast to Coast AM website.