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Does a photograph show the remains of an electrocuted cat?

Published Jul 31, 2008

Claim:   Photograph shows the remains of an electrocuted cat.

Status:   Undetermined.

Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, 2005]

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

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Origins:   We do not yet have any information on the origins of this image.

Probably the cat died from other causes (not electrocution) and simply decomposed, and the rat came along (or was added) much later.

Last updated:   29 June 2005


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