Viral Image: Google Street View Captures 'Half-Cat'

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Just like Fox Mulder, PawNation wants to believe that strange and unexplainable things are out there. "Half-cat" is one of those magical creatures in which we want to believe. According to Gawker, the image of this mind-boggling feline was found on a Google Street View blog.

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Half-cat has quickly gained attention, now that the picture is pawing around the web, with two troops of theorists arising to argue the animal's authenticity. Many believe that Half-cat is the result of a glitch with Google Street View's camera that merged a normal cat into this furry phenomenon. Then there is the smaller group of believers who think Half-cat could be real, and they are searching for the animal's coordinates.

Turns out both sides are wrong. Half-cat isn't real or a computer glitch, but somewhere in between. MSN debunked the image, proving that the picture first appeared on Imgur and is merely the result of some capable Photoshop work. Sorry, believers, but Half-cat is really an altered image of Thumbelina, a real, normal-looking kitty from Canada. Unfortunately, the veracity of Half-cat has been debunked ... for now.

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zaticon1

I'll have a half double decaffeinated half cat.

January 16 2014 at 4:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dennismlns

Not photo shopped, panoramic camera. Cat was at the right place, at the right time, that is where all on the "half animals" come from. Coming into the frame in one shot, leaving the frame in the next, merge the two...TA DA! A half animal, seen cars and other things like that too.

January 10 2014 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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dennismlns

Every one of those half animals, cars, and even buses, were taken by Google Street View's panoramic cameras.

January 10 2014 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joni R Perri

CHECK YOURSELVES ; BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELVES !!

YOUR SICK SENSE OF HUMOR NO DOUBT SPEAKS TO YOU BEING A HATEFUL,CRUEL,COLD--HEARTED CREEP ; JUST THE TYPE THAT ABUSES ANIMALS.
AND THAT' S SYNONYMOUS WITH MISTREATING PEOPLE.

PRISONS ARE FULL OF YOUR KIND.

GET HELP BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE FOR YOU .

November 04 2013 at 7:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joni R Perri

It hurt my heart to see what i thought to be a very unfotunate cat .
It's so cruel to mislead those of us that have sympatico for Gods' creatures: especially one's with deformities.

Peace and love. :>)

November 04 2013 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Danialyn

I whole heartedly agree!&

November 14 2013 at 10:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lauriellen

I think some of you have not read the article, or the links to the other articles that show the pic was Photoshopped.

October 29 2013 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff Dworkin

As a long time photographer of cats it is clear that this is a combination of camera angle and timing. This cat was in the midst of a fast turnaround to run either to or from something. The ears are laid back flat and the lighting and their color makes them blend into the head. He is making a rapid turn and acceleration to his left. The front left forepaw is curled under the body as the right forepaw reaches out for the next step. The right back paw shows extended back also just finishing the stride, and the left back paw is hidden by the body and the camera angle.

October 26 2013 at 12:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fourprs

What a 'Pus!

October 15 2013 at 9:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
beatricedcny

It is obviously that this cat looks afraid so, it turned around just looking back. You can see three legs but, the other one is hidden by the body posture. SOme pictures can make some of us gullible. lolololol The ears are pushed back as a signal of frightened and tail between its leg. The back curved all singns of being frightened.

September 18 2013 at 8:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wuz up eh?

Anybody that believed in halfcat has half a brain.

September 16 2013 at 2:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bernhardvb

I'd say it is 'fortunate', rather than 'unfortunate' [as per article], that the image is a fake! I can't say I believed it when I clicked, but ... well ... you know what curiosity did to the legendary cat, and I was no more immune.

September 15 2013 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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