The Associated Press reported Saturday that officers at a Brazilian prison caught a house cat with a phone, charger, batteries, drill bits and memory cards taped to its body trying to get into the prison's gates.
The white cat, who was seen trying to sneak past guards at the main entrance to the prison, is believed to have been secretly raised by inmates and then passed to visiting relatives.
Strapped to its body they found a mobile phone, charger, headphones, memory cards batteries, drills bits and two saws.
The bizarre events happened at the medium security Judge Luiz de Oliveira Souza prison in the city of Arapiraca, Macei state, in the early hours of New Years Day.
Guards are investigating who raised the cat and say all of the 263 inmates are suspects.
A prison spokesperson told newspaper Estado de Sao Paulo: "It's hard to know which of our prisoners is responsible for this, since the cat isn't talking."
The cat, however, is not being treated as a suspect and has been sent to a vet for treatment.
Although cats throughout history have been used for the benefit of humans, such as keeping vermin away from crops in Ancient Egypt, this job was rather strange.
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