No Vet Clinic Can Hold This Cat Houdini

May 12, 2014

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Staff at a veterinary clinic in Marseille, France, locked their adopted cat, Chamallow, in his cage every night, only to find him in the clinic every morning. Different cages were attempted, yet Chamallow always broke free. A vet at the practice refers to Chamallow as the king of escape due to the cat's proven skill at breaking free from any cage he's put in at the clinic.

"We knew something was going on," a receptionist for the clinic told La Provence[2]. "We would lock him up in the evening in his cage with his food and cat litter and in the morning he would wait for us in the clinic."

Baffled by their adopted cat's escape night after night, staff at the clinic set up a video camera in front of his cage to find out what was happening. The video footage, above, shows Chamallow breaking out of two cages, skillfully sliding the latch open with his paws. It takes him mere seconds.

Chamallow's desire for dog biscuits was the reason for the escapes, according to staff.

Unfortunately, Chamallow will now have to go without his midnight snack. Clinic staff have secured an extra bolt to his lock.

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