Rat steals home cat’s GPS monitoring gadget and leads proprietor on a chase amongst his neighborhood | Nationwide
FOX NEWS– A pet owner thought that buying a GPS tracker for their cat would help keep track of the pet in case it was ever lost. Unfortunately, a rat has apparently stolen the device and led the owner on a chase through the sewer system.
Andel Kindell bought a GPS device for $ 180 and attached it to his cat Alex’s collar after the pet disappeared for two days, reports The Sun. The tracker, which connects to a phone app, reportedly worked fine until one day the cat returned injured and missed its GPS.
When Kindell logged into the app, he was reportedly surprised to find the tracker moving quickly around town.
According to The Sun, Kindell stated, “At first I thought someone else had put it on their cat. Then I thought I was going crazy. I followed the GPS signal to a neighbor and could see it cross the street – but there was nothing in front of me. “
Eventually he realized what was going on and that the tracker had been stolen, but not by one of his neighbors. At least none of his human neighbors.
“The app said the signal was weak,” he said. “I spat that it was underground.
When the connection was established, Kindell is said to have determined that the GPS path followed local drainage routes. Since the tracker was likely in the rat’s stomach, it would probably be easier to buy a new one at this point.