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Cat trapped in bathroom wall for four days

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Cat trapped in bathroom wall for four days
The unfortunate moggy. Photo: DPA
11:01 CEST+02:00
A black cat was rescued from a Gothic horror death at the weekend – but only after its German owners realized that the eerie meows giving them nightmares were coming from the bathroom wall, not a phantom feline.

After construction work on their bathroom, the owners spent four days puzzling over two mysteries – 1) where had one of their three cats got to? 2) Where was that weird clawing sound and faint meowing coming from?

After much scratching of heads, they decided to call the police in their small town of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, near Göttingen, who referred them to the fire rescue service.

"We didn't believe it at first and had a team of five search the entire house," fire chief Thomas Bremer told the local Goslarsche Zeitung newspaper. "You don't really want to destroy a brand new bathroom unless you have to."

It was only with the help of a camera endoscope, borrowed from a local plumber, that the firemen established that the cat was indeed behind the bathroom wall. "We could see the cat's eyes lighting up in the dark," said Bremer.

It was then that heavy machinery was called in, and after three hours' work ripping out the newly-installed shower cubicle and carefully prising open the wall, the exhausted animal was free again. It has since applied for some more intelligent owners.

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