Kitten cat-a-pulted out of pipe

Wednesday, 6th July 2011

A small kitten will be lucky to eat its cat food after it was trapped inside a narrow pipe and made YouTube fame when US firefighters courageously blew the young cat out with a leaf blower.

In the video, the baby cat can be seen shooting into the air following the men’s attempts to rescue it from inside the steel bar.

The kitten then lands safely on the concrete ground after which a splurge of green gunk spurts from the pipe.

BrandonDavios2010, who uploaded the video, said: "No kittens were harmed in the making of this video."

He explained that the kitten fell into the pipe at the fire station and was freed by the force of the leaf blower from the other side of the building.

The video has taken YouTube by storm with over 600,000 hits to date and also received more than 3,500 likes.

It sure beats the old image of the poor cat stuck up a tree.