Firefighters rescue cat from 65ft high tree in Dudley
It's a well known joke that became reality for Black Country firefighters as they were called to rescue a cat more than 65ft high up in a tree.
Officers from the blue watch at Dudley fire station were called to Priory Park on Easter Sunday to help bring the orange-striped moggie down safely.
They were called at around 7.40pm by the RSPCA and were joined by the West Midlands Fire Service technical rescue team at the scene.
A hydraulic lift was used by the fire service to reach the cat, who guided it back down the tree, before it then jumped 65ft (20m) onto tarpaulin they had set up.
The cat was later returned home and the whole operation took around 10 minutes.
Dudley fire station said on Facebook: "Great result for Blue Watch and the cat with a joint operation with RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service.
"Crews used our hydraulic platform to guide the cat back into the tree, it then jumped 20m into our waiting sheet which caught the cat, it has now returned home.
"And our trainee Firefighter has got to see the rescue and be part of it from the heights of the hydraulic platform."
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