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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:51 PM

 

woman requires helicopter rescue from trying to save her kitten. kitten gets home without help

A 51-year-old woman sprained her ankle trying to retrieve her kitten from a steep slope behind her Silverado Canyon home Monday and needed to be rescued herself by firefighters aboard a helicopter.

The woman scrambled up a ridge about 8 a.m. to help get a newly adopted kitten down from behind her home in the 14900 block of Kitterman Drive, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi.

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, got to the top of the ridge. But when she started to try to get down, without the cat, she slid about 50 feet, twisting her ankle and suffered bumps, bruises and cuts, Concialdi said.

A firefighter rappelled down to her from a helicopter, the captain said. With ropes, the firefighter and woman were pulled onto the aircraft, which flew them to safety, Concialdi said.

The woman declined to be taken to a hospital, so firefighters drove her home.

“The kitty made its way back down by itself,” Concialdi said. “That’s why we say if a cat gets stuck in a tree or a roof, just put some food down on the ground and when the cat is hungry, it will come back down.

http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/2015/08/31/woman-suffers-sprained-ankle-while-saving-kitten-rescued-by-ocfa/?google_editors_picks=true

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Reply woman requires helicopter rescue from trying to save her kitten. kitten gets home without help (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 OP
MoonRiver Aug 2015 #1
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #2
Mnemosyne Aug 2015 #3
johnp3907 Aug 2015 #4
Generic Other Aug 2015 #6
Snobblevitch Sep 2015 #20
Mnemosyne Sep 2015 #13
uppityperson Aug 2015 #8
Mnemosyne Sep 2015 #14
csziggy Aug 2015 #12
Mnemosyne Sep 2015 #15
Snobblevitch Aug 2015 #5
Logical Aug 2015 #10
trumad Aug 2015 #11
Snobblevitch Sep 2015 #19
Art_from_Ark Aug 2015 #7
HubertHeaver Aug 2015 #9
GReedDiamond Sep 2015 #16
HubertHeaver Sep 2015 #17
GReedDiamond Sep 2015 #18

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:55 PM

1. Now that's some kitty love!

Glad they both made it home safe and sound!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:59 PM

2. Wait till she gets that helicopter bill. n/t

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 04:11 PM

3. I have never seen a kitty skeleton in a tree, food wins. Nice lady. nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 04:23 PM

4. "Kitty skeleton in a tree."

I want to start a Death Metal band just so we can have a song by that title!

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:02 PM

6. My new favorite band and song!

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:08 AM

20. I remember the story about that bike.

The kid left it in the woods on purpose because he hated that bicycle.

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:53 AM

13. It works, John! lol nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:39 PM

8. That is because after they die, the body falls out of the tree and a scavenger carries it off.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:55 AM

14. I had not considered that for some reason, uppity. There goes that theory... :) nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:12 PM

12. True, but I once found a squirrel skeleton in a tree

The remains of the body, mostly skeleton and skin, were impaled on the end of a branch. I suspect it was a shrike kill. They are known as "butcher birds" since in some places they will impale small rodents on branches and fences to hold them in place as they devour them.

Shrikes are known for their habit of catching insects and small vertebrates and impaling their bodies on thorns, the spikes on barbed-wire fences or any available sharp point. This helps them to tear the flesh into smaller, more conveniently-sized fragments, and serves as a cache so that the shrike can return to the uneaten portions at a later time.[2] This same behavior of impaling insects serves as an adaptation to eating the toxic lubber grasshopper, Romalea guttata. The bird waits for 1–2 days for the toxins within the grasshopper to degrade, and then can eat it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrike#Behaviour

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Response to csziggy (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:57 AM

15. Shrikes are quite interesting birds! Thanks for the education, csziggy! nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:19 PM

5. I hope she gets a bill for the rescue.

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Response to Snobblevitch (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 07:44 PM

10. Wow, how GOP of you. nt

 

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Response to Snobblevitch (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 07:44 PM

11. Why..she was trying to rescue the cat.

 

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Response to trumad (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:07 AM

19. It was a dangerous and stupid thing for her to do.

I've read many of these stories in which a person thinks the cat needs to be rescued. The cat returns on their own just fine and the person either needs to be rescued or is seriously injured.

I have read stories about how the owner of a dog goes out on thin ice to 'save' their dog. They break through the ice and die of hypothermia and the dog makes it to shore safely. I'm not saying the pets should be abandoned, but the rescue attempt should be pursued with some thought.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:37 PM

7. That sounds almost like a Hillbilly Bears episode

where Ma's canary flies away and Pa risks life and limb chasing after it, only to have the canary return home on its own while Pa returns hours later a bandaged wreck.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 07:36 PM

9. A de-clawed cat cannot climb down.

This cat probably not de-clawed. My point is food does not necessarily win.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 02:05 AM

16. OK, but if the cat was de-clawed...

...how did it get up whatever it was up, before it tried to come down?

It's sort of a chicken/egg type of question.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 02:16 AM

17. A cat can climb quite well with its rear-foot claws only.

Its when they turn around to come down they get in trouble.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 02:24 AM

18. OK, did not ever hear about that, and I've had cats since the early '60s...

...thanks for the info.

Of course, none of my outdoor (or indoor) cats have been de-clawed, so hard for me to tell, either way.

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