Caturday Mystery

by 1389 on January 29, 2011

in 1389 (blog admin), animals, Caturday, photos

Does anybody know where this photo came from?

Where did the rescue take place? Who is the firefighter? What type of cat is this?

Firefighter carrying a rescued cat


Brick says:

If you google images – fireman rescues cat russia – it’s the second image listed. The DU track puts this pic online fall of 2009. The russia track puts it online prior to Jan of 2006.

I found this comment on the Museum of Hoaxes site, which considers the image to be real and not a hoax:

The expression on this cat’s face is pretty wild, but I don’t see any evidence of photoshopping. I found the image on this Russian livejournal site, so I’m guessing it might be a Russian fireman who just saved the cat.

But then, when I followed the above Russian Livejournal link, the photo image no longer appeared.

If the rescue indeed took place in Russia, then the cat is most likely a Siberian cat.

Bunk X says:

“Tineye comes up with 116 matches for that image.”

The Know Your Meme site suggests that the cat was “supposedly rescued from an air vent.”

Does anyone have more information about this photo?

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