Sydney - A homesick cat walked 3 000 kilometres from far northern Australia to the other end of the continent to be re-united with her sibling, according to news report Tuesday.
That is the barely credible story from Sheree Gale, the owner of transcontinental tabby Jessie, who took 15 months to make the great trek from a farm near Darwin back to a homestead near Adelaide.
“I've heard too many stories like this not to believe Jessie's owners,” Sydney veterinarian Peter Higgins said on Tuesday.
“Cats and dogs don't have the cognitive ability that we have but if you think about it logically they instinctively know how to get back to where they came from. It's what they do in the wild.”
Gale had two cats, Jessie and Jack, when she moved to Darwin in 2010. Jack missed the flight because he was off wandering.