Firefighters in Branchland, W. Va., came up with an unorthodox plan to rescue a small kitten that fell down a pipe at their fire station. The group used a leaf blower to propel the kitten to safety.
Volunteer firefighter Brandon Davis caught the rescue mission on video and it has “gone viral” on YouTube.
He noted that the 4-week-old kitten was stuck in the pipe and the firefighters feared it might die if they didn’t act quickly. They decided to free the animal by shooting air into the opposite end of the pipe with the leaf blower.
Some viewers objected to the method used by the firefighters, but Davis reassured everyone that the kitten was startled, but unharmed by the maneuver.
The adorable little cat was adopted by one of the firefighters.
Photo from Creative Commons Star5112 via flickr.