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Icelandic Cat Gets Stuck In Mud, Hilarity Ensues

Icelandic Cat Gets Stuck In Mud, Hilarity Ensues

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Art Bicnick

Published April 20, 2018

Many people think being a cat is all sleeping, eating and sleeping some more. However, breaking news from RÚV attests that cats can live lives of danger and intrigue.

Police and firefighters were called to the scene of Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík to respond to a cat in distress. The cat in question, reportedly named Grímkell, was stuck in the mud on a tiny island in the pond.

One brave officer waded through the water to the island when disaster struck: the police officer found himself stuck in the mud, too.

Quick-thinking firefighters sprung into action when one of them waded out to the island to respond to the crisis. For a moment, the firefighter was stuck as well, but managed to free himself and rescue Grímkell.

The cat reportedly meowed distressingly during the operation but was otherwise unharmed. He was later escorted home. Amazingly, RÚV does not say if the police officer managed to get himself out of the mud, but we can presume he is free by now, and is also back on dry land.


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