Meet ‘Catman’ Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

A 65-year-old man has his wife’s permission to sleep with a mountain lion — the 200-pond cougar he cuddles up to every night and refers to as his “200lb daughter”.

Mario “Catman” Infanti adopted his rather big cat, named Sasha, when she was a tiny kitten and says she now sees him as her “mother”.

Infanti’s wife Lenore fully supports his close relationship with the enormous pet, which lives in and around their home in Cape Coral, Florida.

Mario Infanti often cuddles up to his pet cougar Sasha after raising her from a kitten.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

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He has built a custom-made habitat for the creature, with whom he often shares his swimming pool.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

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Infanti has cared for Sasha since she was a kitten and gives her full access to his home in Florida.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

The mountain lion enjoys watching TV with Infanti and pines for him when he is away, his wife says.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

When her husband is away, Mrs. Infanti holds up the telephone so pet mountain lion Sasha can hear his voice.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

Animal lover Infanti, who also has a Siberian lynx, moved to Florida to enjoy their relaxed laws on the keeping of dangerous pets.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

He says Sasha, pictured here when she was just three days old, now treats him like a mother.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

Despite their closeness, Infanti says he still has to make sure never to turn his back on the mountain lion, which he says is four times stronger than him.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

He thinks Sasha is better off in the safety and comfort of her enclosure at his home, rather than at risk in the wild.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

He has designed a 3,000-square-foot habitat for the animal outside his home.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

Mrs. Infanti says the most difficult time for Sasha is when her husband, who is a professional jazz guitarist, is on tour.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

The 65-year-old had to get a new bed when the young lion started gnawing on the fabric.

Meet 'Catman' Who Sleeps Every Night In The Embrace Of His 200Lbs Mountain Lion.

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