'Spider-Kitten' expertly scales his owner's back to steal some food

An ambitious kitten named Bitcoin tried his luck at scaling his owner's back while they were cooking to get at some food.

Bitcoin, an exotic shorthair kitten, can be seen jumping on his owner's calf before deftly scrambling up her leg, then back before settling on her shoulder.

His owners caught his ascent on camera on January 30, as he regularly makes this attempt when they start cooking to try and steal some food.

His owner said of the kitten's climb: "His name is Bitcoin. But he is not falling down as Bitcoin currency does, just getting up! He was 4 months old then. He does a lot of funny things."