Freeze Parking: Russian Cat Escapes Winter’s Grip

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A cat sheltering under a parked car on a cold Russian winter night was saved from the pavement’s icy grip by the milk, er, warm water of human kindness.

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Russia is famous (infamous, actually) for its long and frigid winters… just ask Napoleon. Naturally, creatures living in the world’s largest country have learned to be creative when it comes to keeping warm on chill winter nights. Take a certain stray cat from Zlatoust, near Chelyabinsk in the southern Ural mountains, who figured he’d lucked out when a car pulled into a parking space early one evening. Voila, instant heated resting place! And so it was… for a while.