Boaters find kitten swimming 3 miles offshore in Gulf of Mexico
Posted July 9 2004, 9:37 AM EDT
ST. PETERSBURG – When Maggie Rogers spotted something bobbing in the water three miles into the Gulf of Mexico while on a scalloping trip with friends, she assumed it was a turtle, or a piece of sea kelp.
But as the boat got closer and slowed down, she found it was a tiny, apricot-colored kitten. Nine inches long and screaming at the top of its lungs, the cat was paddling furiously.