Kitten rescued from Citylink tunnel
April 16, 2013 4:50 AM   Subscribe

Kitten rescued from Citylink tunnel. (The Age, with embedded video). That is all.
posted by michswiss (20 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Not at all related, but cute: cat interrupts Dutch football game.
posted by MartinWisse at 5:18 AM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dodge is cute. Giving him old roast beef?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 5:20 AM on April 16, 2013


Scruff doesn't mind old roast beef, and he's way cuter that this weird tunnel-cat.
posted by pompomtom at 5:23 AM on April 16, 2013


Dodge is right, also lucky.
posted by shoesietart at 5:29 AM on April 16, 2013


The tunnel's operators have no idea how the adventurous feline – nicknamed "Dodge" – ended up deep in the Burnley (eastbound) tunnel

Who knows how a cat gets anywhere?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:48 AM on April 16, 2013 [10 favorites]


"Ms Nicholas said no one had the faintest idea how Dodge ended up three-quarters of the way inside the tunnel."

Maybe Dodge knows that you walk against traffic (not with it), and he was actually only one-quarter of the way into the tunnel...?
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 6:24 AM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dodge was entrusted to the care of the Lost Dogs Home

I am not sure a Dogs Home, lost or not, would be the best environment for an impressionable kitten. he could learn bad habits, like barking and eating his own poop.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:25 AM on April 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


The first 2 seconds of that video were too stressful and I had to turn it off. Even though I know he's okay! Oh my god, that big truck rushing by the tiny kitty.
posted by something something at 6:38 AM on April 16, 2013


I don't understand why they messed around for so long trying to grab him and didn't just put a cardboard box or some important papers down.
posted by orme at 6:44 AM on April 16, 2013 [22 favorites]


Dodge was entrusted to the care of the Lost Dogs Home

I am not sure a Dogs Home, lost or not, would be the best environment for an impressionable kitten. he could learn bad habits, like barking and eating his own poop.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:25 AM on April 16 [+] [!]


Incidentally, a good friend and former housemate got his cat from the Lost Dogs Home. Said cat did have (and still does have) some bad habits, but thankfully neither poop eating or barking. Though waking me up at 4 every morning did get a little annoying.
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 6:45 AM on April 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Who knows how a cat gets anywhere?

This was the actual objective of Schrödinger's famous experiment. Technically, they open portals in space-time; essentially traveling inter-dimensionally and briefly existing in two time-places at once.

It involves quantum entanglement.

Also puking.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:52 AM on April 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


Not at all related, but cute: cat interrupts Dutch football game.

They were lucky it was only a cat. In Switzerland, they have Pine Martens.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:55 AM on April 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


Interestingly, at the beginning of that video, Dodge is a mixed breed moggie. By the end, he's very clearly a van cat.
posted by MuffinMan at 7:16 AM on April 16, 2013


He looks more like Oliver than Dodger.
posted by maryr at 8:07 AM on April 16, 2013


Of course it's the goalie that finally catches the pine marten. (PS: Pine martens are adorable.)
posted by maryr at 8:11 AM on April 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


"Ms Nicholas said no one had the faintest idea how Dodge ended up three-quarters of the way inside the tunnel."

Really? Not the faintest idea? Not trying to be cynical, but I assume the same way most kittens end up along the sides of roads -- some assholes threw it out of their car nearby either as a joke, a moronic attempt at euthanasia, or simply regarding an unwanted pet as trash to be discarded.

Agreed that the video was stressful to watch...
posted by aught at 9:52 AM on April 16, 2013


I love how at the end, big burly rescuer dude is sitting basically in the middle of the road, blocking traffic, with the widdle kitty-cat in his lap, all who's-a-cute-kitty-yes-you-are!!!
posted by SuperSquirrel at 10:10 AM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Okay. Okay. Maybe, just maybe, there's hope for the human race yet.
posted by JHarris at 10:32 AM on April 16, 2013


Who knows how a cat gets anywhere?

We've lived in this house for 3 years and don't know how one of our cats gets in. Our house is built into a hill. We have a cat flap leading onto the deck which is 16 feet above the ground. The cat goes in and out umpteen times a day. Often he'll beg to be let out the front door and then he'll reappear in the house 2 minutes later. Sometimes we'll hear him running across the roof and then thump onto the deck. I assume he's climbing a tree but in 3 years we haven't seen him do it.
posted by neuron at 8:55 PM on April 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


Kitty update!

Dodge has a new home I know Phil, and was thrilled to see this on Facebook this afternoon. Dodge has found an awesome home and I hope he & Phil have many years of happy adventures together.
posted by goshling at 2:54 AM on April 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


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