Poe the cat pushed the boundaries of contortionism, after squeezing through a five-inch wide tube to get at some kitten kibble put out for hedgehogs; only for the tube to get lodged around her waist.
Helen Branscombe-Davies had built a box for hedgehogs to safely tuck into their dinner, however, after noticing that rats and foxes had been helping themselves, Helen added two plastic pipes with 90-degree bends, to prevent the larger animals getting inside the box.
But Helen awoke one morning to see the entire pipe missing, she went back and looked at her camera footage to discover a cat walking away from the hedgehog haven with the pipe wedged around its middle.
Helen then posted on a local WhatsApp group to make sure that the cat was ok, and to ask for her pipe back, which was when Poe’s unsuspecting owner realised what her cheeky mog had been getting up to during the night.
Not content with her midnight snack, owner Dawn Kane found Poe the next morning eating her biscuits, minus the pipe, which was later found in another neighbour’s garden having been seemingly shrugged off.
Dawn said to the Metro: “I couldn’t believe it was my cat in the footage, I have no idea how she got out of that pipe.”
But Dawn added: “there’s a lot of apologising which goes on around Poe,” who is “always up to something and thinks she is a kitten despite being 13”.