Lawyer with cat filter on during Zoom video hearing tells judge ‘I’m not a cat’

When Judge Roy Ferguson started up virtual proceedings of the 394th Judicial District Court in Texas on Zoom on Tuesday, he was not foreseeing to see two lawyers and a kitten.

The cute blue-eyed “cat” in the bottom right corner was truly county attorney Rod Ponton, covered by a filter.

“Mr Ponton, I believe you have the filter turned on in the video settings,” said the judge.

Ponton said his assistant was trying to fix the settings.

“I’m here live, I’m not a cat,” he said.

“I can see that,” said the judge.

As the video went viral on social media, Ferguson wrote in a tweet: “IMPORTANT ZOOM TIP: If a child used your computer, before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off.”

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