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Firefighters Use Technology and Tuna to Rescue Stray Kitten From Sydney Drain

Australian firefighters used a thermal imaging camera and a tin of tuna to rescue a kitten stuck in a drain in Sydney’s southwest, early on the morning of March 7.

According to Fire and Rescue NSW, roadworkers found the feline stuck in a drain in Greenacre after hearing its distressed meows around 4:30 am.

Firefighters were called to the scene and initially tried crouching down and reaching into the drain pipe. However, the kitten retreated into the pipe every time crews were on the cusp of reaching it.

Firefighters decided to coax the animal out using a can of tuna and tracked its movements with a thermal imaging camera.

“Around an hour into the delicate operation, the animal came close enough for a firefighter with cat-like reflexes to lift it to safety.” FRNSW said. The lucky kitten was adopted by a roadworker, “allowing it to live out its remaining eight lives in comfort”. Credit: Fire and Rescue NSW via Storyful