Recently, the sheriff’s office in Flathead County, Montana, got a frantic call from a woman who just didn’t know a joke when she saw one.
She told the police she had seen an ad on Craigslist stating that a man had found a “cat.”
The concerned woman told officers she was afraid that the man would get rabies, because the animal pictured in the ad looked more like a wild animal than a house cat.
Here’s the ad:
The police, probably stifling their laughter, made sure the woman knew that the animal was definitely not a cat but rather an opossum, and that the ad clearly had been posted by a prankster.
Here’s another version of this long-running gag: “Cat” Found Near Dumpster.
Source: Daily Inter Lake