A Cat Picture Which Gave Me The Heebie-Jeebies

This is a picture of a cat which not only caught my eye but which gave me the heebie-jeebies. It just looks so DANGEROUS! And it is dangerous. And the car was moving at the time.

Cat trapped in the grille of a car in Ireland
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Cat trapped in the grille of a car in Ireland

A policeman motorcyclist noticed this tabby cat’s head protruding from the grille of a moving car in Galway, Ireland. The car was on the N17 in Galway. The car was travelling in the direction of County Clare. The policeman stopped the car and was able to dismantle the grille and rescue the cat.

N17 road Galway

N17 road Galway

Cat lovers will be pleased to know that the cat was unharmed. We don’t know more at this stage. Perhaps the cat’s owner is also the owner of the car.

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On a lighter note the picture does encourage us to think of a caption. The picture is actually made for a caption once you’ve got over the shock of seeing this cat in such a dangerous and vulnerable position. Here is my example created on the spur of the moment:

Trapped cat with speech bubble

Trapped cat with speech bubble

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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5 Responses

  1. Dee (Florida) says:

    So, the cat didn’t have any connection with the driver. I wondered, because most experienced caretakers are cautious of these possibilities.
    Darryl, a neighbor’s domesticate cat has become enamored with me in spite of the fact that I put him in a trap 2 years ago and had him neutered. He sees me in some of my caretaking rounds and will hop aboard my hood “to help”. It scares me. I’ve always had to stop and put him on the ground. But, today, I just open my car door and invite him in. He takes all sorts of adventures with me with the blessings of his people. He’s my mascot .

  2. Albert Schepis says:

    This reminds me of the cat that stowed away aboard a light weight plane (in the wing) and took off with the pilot and passenger. The wing was hollow of course and the cat was in peril of falling out. The pilot noticed the cat poking his head out and he quickly circled ’round and landed, whereby the cat jumped out. Here’s the youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_8mdH20qTQ

  3. Sarah Hartwell says:

    According to the account I read the car owner wasn’t the cat’s owner.

  4. Diane Ricciardi Stewart says:

    Michael, this didn’t give me the heebie-jeebies as much as I was worried about the kitty. However, the grille on that vehicle looks to be quite secure, so I am not surprised that the kitty was fine. The kitty was probable scared, but looks otherwise good. This just proves that cats can do the darndest things as well as we humans!! LOL!! ♥♥♥

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