Vatican City, Feb 15, 2022 / 06:17 am
Vatican firefighters successfully rescued a cat on Tuesday after it became stuck on top of the colonnade surrounding St. Peter’s Square.
Several times during the late morning on Feb. 15 the firemen ascended to the top of the portico on their fire truck ladder in an attempt to grab the orange cat from the corner where it was perching.
Just outside the colonnade of St. Peter's -- Vatican firefighters initiate a rescue operation for a stuck cat. pic.twitter.com/yAs7ewzHO0— Hannah Brockhaus (@HannahBrockhaus) February 15, 2022
Several attempts were unsuccessful, as the furry creature narrowly skittered past the firefighter’s arms and around the edge of the architectural masterpiece designed by 17th-century sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.