Workers pulled a 400-year-old mummified cat from a cottage wall in the UK. It had been placed there to ward off witches.
Richard Parson, a funeral director, who owns the house in Ugborough, near Plymouth, said: "The builders were stripping one of the bathrooms upstairs and this little fellow came to light.
"It is quite scary looking and is a lot bigger than a normal domestic cat.
"I cannot throw it away so we plan to put it back on completion of the building work. But my wife is not all that keen on it, as she says she will have bad dreams." [Link, via GeneaNet]