23 April 2009

400-year old feline mummy found in wall of Devon home

A funeral director has found a perfectly preserved 400-year-old cat behind the wall of his cottage. 'The builders were stripping one of the bathrooms upstairs and this little fellow came to light,' said Richard Parson.

Neighbours in Ugborough, Devon, told Mr Parson the cat was found 20 years ago by previous owners – but was put back.

And he is planning to do the same. 'It is a little bit of village history and adds charm to the property,' he said.

The animal almost certainly was put there as a totem to ward off evil spirits. TYWKIWDBI shares a house with three cats, so we don't approve of this practice, but thought the image was blogworthy. (via)

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