A Bird-Watcher Was In A Louisiana Swamp When He Spotted This Creature Crying Wretchedly In A Tree

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Chantal and her husband are both enthusiastic bird-watchers, in fact, and the rain didn’t end up dampening their passion for their shared hobby. Indeed, the weather conditions were part of why Chantal was visiting a favourite birding spot – a swamp in Louisiana – in August 2017.

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Chantal was particularly curious to see what effects Hurricane Harvey had had on the birds in the nearby area. She thought that there was a possibility that the storm had caused some rare species to head for Louisiana, for instance. But while she didn’t spot any uncommon birds on her trip to the swamp, she did nevertheless see something out of the ordinary.

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But Chantal heard the creature before she saw him, as it had been his pitiful noises that had drawn her attention. Then, after a 20-minute search, she finally found the source of the commotion. The cries were coming from a Siamese cat; the poor creature had somehow got stranded out in the swamp.

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