Mayor's interview interrupted by cat drinking from mug

The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks down at his cat Dumka as it drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. (Nils Usakovs via AP)

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The Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs looks down at his cat Dumka as it drinks from his cup while the mayor recording a video that was aired on Sunday April 2, 2017. (Nils Usakovs via AP)

A mayor who was discussing his city's plans to fix potholes witnessed his weekly interview hit a bump in the road thanks to a thirsty cat.

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As Nils Usakovs, the mayor of Latvia's capital, Riga, was talking Sunday, a fluffy black-and-white cat named Dumka walked into the shot and calmly took sips out of Usakovs' mug, before getting spooked and jumping off the desk as Usakovs made a halfhearted attempt to swat it away while chuckling.

The mayor is not shy about his love of cats, and has incorporated them into the town's official tourism campaign.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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