Cat escapes tight squeeze

UPDATE: A cat has extricated itself from a tight squeeze in a Highfields drain.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said Toowoomba Regional Council staff as well as the captain of the Highfields Fire Station inspected the Quayle Crescent drain this morning.

The cat was nowhere to be seen.

EARLIER: Investigating the inside of a Highfields drain has turned into a four-day saga for a stranded cat.

Firefighters were called to a Quayle Crescent home about 11.45am yesterday after reports of a cat stuck in a section of PVC pipe.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the feline could not be coaxed out of the pipe, despite the best efforts of firefighters and Toowoomba Regional Council staff.

"He's been in there since Sunday," the spokeswoman said.

A decision was made to leave the cat overnight and check on him today.



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