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Comment: This is supposed to be the electrocuted cat and his toasted dinner.


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i could have lived my whole life without ever seeing this.

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And that's the only comment?

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what else should i say, that it sickened me? it did.

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That's a helluva electrocution! What was it supposedly electrocuted on?

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I ordered my cat well done, but this is taking it too far!

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If the cat and its prey were so close together, why is the cat totally obliterated wile the rodent is barely singed (in comparison)? Unless the two were moved to be closer together, I don't know.

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That and electricity might cook or scorch a body, but it won't dissolve it like that. That looks more like some kind of acid or corrosive.

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I wish there had been a warning :/

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That is very advanced decomposition for the cat. No way is that electrocution. Looks like it probably included insect infestation (fly maggots).

The rat is recently dead and may have been placed into the scene. It has no fur and looks a bit like it was burned, but not severely.

It's possible that both of these animals died from electrocution. What is that structure above them? But the present state of the cat is from decomposition (bacteria and insect), not from the potential electrocution itself.

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Troodon
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Could the cat possibly have burned?

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quote:
Originally posted by oh pleeze:
what else should i say, that it sickened me? it did.

I believe Little Duck was referring to the comment in the OP, not yours.

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quote:
Originally posted by Troodon:

Could the cat possibly have burned?

Well yes, maybe, but not to the point that we are seeing here. If it burned until all protein mass was "gone", then the bones would be incinerated as well.

Sorry to get graphic, but that surrounding floor stain and the intactness of the skeleton suggests a big maggot feast.

Electrocution may have been the cause of death.... but, decomposition (not incineration) is what produced the thing we are seeing in this photo.

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Incidently are we all in agreement that the skeleton is that of a cat? I mean it looks about right to me, but I'm hardly an expert.

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I have seen a few electrocuted cats and dogs and nothing like that happens. They look as if it died from normal circumstances.

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I saw an electrocuted owl once, and it was a little singed in some areas, but otherwise intact. I would assume that no amount of electricity could cause the effect in the OP.

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Snopes- PLEASE post a warning about that. OMG.

Anyway... The tail does not look segmented enough to be that of a cat. also the rat in proportion to the skeleton almost makes it (skeleton) seem to big to be a cat. Who knows. Maybe it is the skeleton of the little bigfoot thing?

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quote:
Incidently are we all in agreement that the skeleton is that of a cat?
The skull is definitely feline, but this end result didn't come about from electrocution. Like Barns said, this decomposition took a long time and is the work of insects. Am I right in thinking that warm weather/high humidity would contribute to this much staining on the floor (that is, it accellerates the process)?

I don't know what the rat is doing there, but most likely it was placed there for the photo. If it had died along with the cat, the rat would be in the same skeletal condition.

So, basically, what Barns said. [Smile]

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The tail doesn't look very segmented because it still has skin or whatever else over the bones.

Could be just my perception but there seems to be some bugs or maggots still in the chest cavity and maybe in some of the other muck around the skeleton.

Judging from the bloating, I'm guessing the rat is only a few days dead.

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quote:
Originally posted by Elegist:
If the cat and its prey were so close together, why is the cat totally obliterated wile the rodent is barely singed (in comparison)? Unless the two were moved to be closer together, I don't know.

Spontanious kitty combustion ? It's well known that the kitty will burn up while things around it are barely singed. [Razz]

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Yeah just what barns said, it doesn't have to be burned, the process of putrification (maggots or no) can spill guts and slime all over the place, and once that's dried out would leave the black marks you see around the skeleton.
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Coudl the rat have died a while later after eating part of the cat? Especially if the cat had been poisoned? That would explain the proximity and rate of decay. I think they just figured that the cat was electrocuted because it appears to have died near some sort of electrical device - a transformer? Correct me if I'm wrong, snopester electricians.

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I ampretty sure that this cat wasn't electrocuted, but badly decomposed. Then later on the scene was doctored to look like an electrocution or something. Then they took the photo.
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The little rat thing looks like it's got no front paws...
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this is my question. ifcat got totally and completed destroyed with the exception of his bone stucture, how come the rat looks fine?

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I do not believe this is electrocution one bit.

This is more likely a batch of concentrated acid that melts just about anything but bone and concrete. It probably fell off of a science station on the cat and melted it down to the bone.

If you watched Seed Of Chucky, the "paparazzi scumbag" was scared from Glen and he ran into his shelf of chemicals fell to the floor and a jug full of SULPHURIC ACID smashed on his head leaving the chemicals eating away all his flesh slowly but surely.

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