Capt. Jordan Smith did not expect to be drawing a cat out of his fishing cyberspace last week.
Smith, who owns Florida’s Let’s Fish Destin Charters told HuffPost he was out in Destin Harbor on Thursday when an odd motion caught his eyes. He saw something flying through the breath near Marler Bridge,” probably 15 paws off the liquid ,” before making the surface.
” At first I thought it was like a trash bag, with some scum in it ,” he said.
When it started moving, he thought it could be an otter.
But on closer inspection, he realized it was a cat.
” I saw this little head swimming around ,” he articulated.” She was swimming toward me, like,’ Oh, human, save me !'”
Smith dipped a net into the ocean to pull out the striving feline , now identified “Miracle.”
” She fastened ahold of me and didn’t want to let go ,” he told.” She was just staring at me the whole time .”
Smith said there’s no way the feline could just have fallen off the bridge, which he mentions has a clearance of about 56 feet. He believes person shed her off intentionally. He said that the black cat was ” spinning” in the air in such a way that suggested someone tossed her off the bridge with some force.
According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s report that HuffPost secured, Smith reported the incident to powers but the issue is “inactive” because there is no ” significant evidence” leading to a particular suspect.
In the meantime, Miracle was recuperating at the vet this week. Smith said that the feline was pregnant and objective up miscarrying the kittens.
He schemes on adopting her when she’s released from the vet.
” The veterinaries say whenever they go into her care, she emphatically hisses, but then when you start petting her she’s great ,” he said.
Miracle’s next challenge will likely be getting together with Smith’s dog, which he described as his “princess.”
” The last-place occasion I had my puppy around a cat, the feline chased my hound around ,” Smith said.