Dead and buried cat claws its way out of grave


A cat that was pronounced dead after being hit by a car clawed itself out of its grave and made its way home five days later.

Bart, who was found motionless in a pool of blood over a week ago, was pronounced dead by local vets in Tampa, Florida, and buried by his owner Ellis Hutson.

But five days later, Hutson spotted the cat, suffering from head trauma, a broken jaw and a ruined eye, outside his house.

Rescuers at the Tampa Bay Humane Society, where Bart is being treated, believe he may have woken up underground, clawed his way to freedom and then hid for a few days before heading on home.

The cat, who has lost an eye, still needs surgery before it is certain he has pulled through.


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