animal attached to the shore

People spot octopus clinging to wall; but a closer look reveals shocking truth

By Emilie Heyl Content Writer

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During a boat trip, a family noticed an animal clinging to a wall covered in clams. At first, they thought it was an octopus, but they were wrong.

A family had been sailing in Beaufort County, South Carolina, when something caught their eyes near McTeer Bridge.

Clinging to wall

As they approached the McTeer Bridge, they saw what appeared to be an octopus attached to the edge of the bridge.  As they came closer, they realised it wasn't an octopus at all but a small furry animal that was clinging to the clams.

They still couldn't quite tell what they were looking at, but it wouldn't take long before they got the shock of their lives.

It's not an octopus, it's not a crab, it’s!

As the family swam to the bridge, to their amazement, they saw a little ginger kitten who had taken refuge in a shellfish formation, clinging to them tightly with its claws.

The kitten was trembling and very scared. When he saw the family coming to his aid, he began meowing desperately, begging for help. The family took the kitten to the boat and swam back ashore. Incredibly, on the same day, another kitten was found under the bridge.

The 6-week-old kitten was taken to the vet, but apart from minor wounds on his body, he was fine.

The family decided to adopt the kitten, naming him McTeer. After receiving a much-needed bath and plenty of food and drink, McTeer snuggled up to his rescuers and fell into a long, well-deserved nap.

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