Update: Has Lenwade’s incredible climbing cat finally come down from a 40ft tree?
10:03 06 April 2014
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A cat stuck up 40ft up a tree in Lenwade appears to have clambered to safety, as it is no longer visible in the branches.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service’s urban search and rescue (USAR) team tried in vain to rescue the animal on Friday, which had been stranded for more than two days in a tree overhanging the A1067 in Lenwade, between Norwich and Fakenham.
A tin of tuna was left at the base of the trunk in the hope that the pet moggy would eventually get hungry enough to brave a return to earth.
This morning, there was no sign of the cat in the tree.
An RSPCA spokesman said: “We have had reports that the cat does not appear to be in the tree, and there is no evidence of any injury. “We don’t know exactly what has happened, but I imagine it has made its way home – it was probably very hungry.”
A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the RSPCA had initially called for help because it was thought the cat was stuck by his collar. But when rescuers tried to rescue him with a ladder, but he climbed further up the tree to the point where it was no longer safe to try to reach him.
The spokesman said most cats usually will come down of their own accord.
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