Update: Has Lenwade’s incredible climbing cat finally come down from a 40ft tree?

A cat has got stuck up a tree in Lenwade. Picture: Ian Burt A cat has got stuck up a tree in Lenwade. Picture: Ian Burt

Sunday, April 6, 2014
10:03 AM

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.

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A cat has got stuck up a tree in Lenwade. Picture: Ian BurtA cat has got stuck up a tree in Lenwade. Picture: Ian Burt

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.

Is this your pet cat? Can you confirm if it has come home safely? Contact Chris Hill on 01362 854701 or email chris.hill@archant.co.uk.

9 comments

  • How much did it cost to have Fire & Rescue attend? It would have been better if they had stayed in the station.

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    oldgrapper

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Tortoiseshell cat almost certainly not a him. If a him, almost certainly sterile-perhaps that's what drove it up the tree in the first place.

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    Daisy Roots

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • The cats are getting TB from cattle, who in turn get it from badgers. The "cull" seems to have been remarkably inefficient - were G4S involved? LoL As for the cost of the firemen - aren't they being paid anyway?

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    marty r

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • So what happened to the cat? and what happened to the tin of tuna - I'm fascinated by this story - it is like the X files

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    Jasmine

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Cheaper than the fire brigade coming out, the cat got up there he will come down

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    Derek McDonald

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • Incredible climbing cat.... that is about as incredible as a flying sparrow... what next, amazing swimming ducks?

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    Mr T

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Cat up a tree ? WOW hold the front page ! Better still send the camera crew from Mustard TV to do a documentary, anything would be an improvement.

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    cornwallcanary

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • Seriously, who really cares????

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    Lolly

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

  • An equally good case could be made for saving drowning fish and buried rabbits. Cats climbing trees; unheard of! Incidentally where does “badger cull” come from? Cull: to reduce a population (of wild animals) by selective slaughter. This usually means removing the old and sick. The badgers are being subjected to a “localised extermination”. This phrase would not be at all accepted by the general population whatever the justification to protect cattle, despite the fact that the eradication of bovine tuberculosis is essential.

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    The Fortean

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

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