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Curious cat gets caught in fence

Buttons the cat ponders his predicament in this photo taken in December 1988.
Buttons the cat ponders his predicament in this photo taken in December 1988. Telegram-Tribune

Here's the story behind this photo published Dec. 14, 1988.

Buttons, a kitten belonging to the Randy and Susan O'Connor family of Los Osos, just couldn't resist poking his head through a fence knothole to see what he could see.

He found Trouble with a capital T: He became stuck.

It took some delicate work with a hammer and chisel, but Buttons was eventually freed.

Unfortunately, he then ran away.

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