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Woman’s confusion as cat keeps bringing swimming goggles home


Avery with the goggles (Picture: SWNS)

Lots of cats bring home little presents for their owner but one woman has been left a little confused about her pet’s latest habit.

Sally Bell’s cat Avery used to bring home mice or birds, like you’d expect, but recently, he’s brought home a collection of swimming goggles.

Sally, 52, from Bristol, has no idea where the goggles are coming from but he’s managed to pick up eight pairs in three weeks.

She does not live near a swimming pool or leisure centre where goggles could be found and is desperate to return them to their rightful owners.

Mum-of-two Sally said: ‘Since Avery was allowed to go out, he’s always been a hunter – we’ve had mice, frogs and even a baby magpie last year.

‘He’s not afraid of the size of the kill.

‘I found the first pair of goggles in the conservatory where my cats sleep and I thought it was really odd, like where did they come from?

‘I didn’t really take a lot of notice but then there was another pair a few days later.

Sally has been confused by Avery’s antics (Picture: Sally Louise / SWNS.COM)

‘When it got to four pairs, I was talking to my neighbour and they said Avery had brought them a pair as well that they’d found in their garden!

‘He’s now got eight pairs and I just don’t know where they’re coming from, if they’ve come from the same house or from a couple of houses.

‘I’m just bemused by it!’

Sally went to ask all her neighbours and she knew that one of them has a swimming pool but no one had any missing goggles.

Sally added: ‘I’ve been posting in local groups but have had no takers, people just laugh and nobody has come forward to say they’ve had some go missing.

‘They are all children size goggles so I am worried that there could be children out there getting in trouble for losing their goggles.

‘Times are uncertain at the moment so it has been lovely to hear people laughing at the story and knowing Avery has made so many people smile.

‘I do want to return them to the owners – I really don’t want eight pairs of goggles, I have no use for them!’

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