Mummified cat mystery as reader appeals for information about Wisbech curiosity

12:06 23 July 2012

mummified cat 2

mummified cat 2

A WISBECH Standard reader asked today if anyone can explain the mystery of a mummified cat alongside Nene Quay, Wisbech.

Anita Bowles contributed these two extraordinary photos of the mummified cat which after coming across them.

“I was walking along Nene Quay when to my astonishment we passed a mummified cat just leaning against the wall,” she said.

“I’m curious as to how the cat got there? He clearly looks old. I’m wondering if someone has found him in the walls as they were renovating the house due to the old custom of bricking up cats, to ward of evil spirits.”

She added: “I hope someone can shed some light on why and how this cat came to be leaning against the wall?”

Email: john.elworthy@archant.co.uk

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