Saturday, November 17, 2007

Cat Optimistic After Grizzly Attack, Eight Lives Left

If only animals could talk. I'd track down Banger the cat and get an interview. Have him jot down his story, become his agent.

Banger: When I was between the jaws of the grizzly I was reminded of what of Asimov said:

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The night Banger the cat vanished, a neighbor heard the black-and-gray tabby yowling. He ran outside and saw Banger dangling from the mouth of a grizzly that had roamed into the yard and left with a cat snack.

So much for Banger, owner Allison Sayer figured.

Until two weeks ago.

Four months after disappearing into the Eagle River woods, the cat reappeared less than half a mile from where it was last seen, 2 pounds lighter but otherwise intact.

Banger's fantastic journey lasted another week, long enough for a visit to the vet and plane ride to her owner's new home in Sitka.

Source - Anchorage Daily News - Cat Beats Odds Against Grizzly

Happily for Banger his nine lives came in handy. Hopefully the next eight will be less eventful.


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