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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Incredible Journeys

A house cat recently found her way home from Daytona to West Palm Beach, Florida, a journey of over 200 miles. It took her two months! No one is sure how she was able to do it, but she did. You can read about the remarkable feline here, or watch the video below.

A children's classic is the novel, The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford [J BUR], in which two dogs and a cat make their way home across the Canadian wilderness. I'm sure Burnford had heard about an animal journeying home after being lost, or abandoned, and was inspired to write the book. The three animals were based on actual pets the writer owned.

The stories of animals finding their way home against seemingly insurmountable obstacles have been around probably as long as animals have been domesticated. And to this day, no one can conclusively say how. It makes you wonder just how smart we humans really are...

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