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Tuesday, October 02, 2007
So many polecats, so little time
Pole catMoving forward with the caption challenge, we've got a "pole cat" on our hands. The word "polecat" is a many-splendored term that can refer to many things: a relative of weasels or skunks, an early '80s rockabilly band, an unmanned aerial vehicle, a lady of the evening and a standard barbershop song. If that list isn't long enough, here's one more definition to add to the stack.

Larry Richardson of Booneville, Arkansas, sent in this I-Report photo of Vampire the nearly saber-toothed cat sitting atop a pole and looking down on the fiefdom below him. Chased up there by a feisty rat terrier going by the alias of "Pete," our furry friend stayed up there for six hours. Keep in mind that Richardson says the cat weighs about 20 pounds and is 7 years old. Plus, this daytime sojourn took place during broad daylight. The midmorning hours aren't exactly prime time for vampires.

pole catAfter seeing and reading about this cat's tenacity, Warp CNN readers responded with an assortment of creative caption ideas. There were some vampire puns, a reference to geocaching and comparisons of the cat to birds. In the end, it was tough, but we narrowed it down to our favorites from Gary, John G., "Anonymous" and a person we'll refer to as "Anonymous Number Two." We can only hope the anonymous contributors aren't the same person, or an actual "anonymous number two," for that matter.

Now it's your turn to vote on which caption you think is the funniest. Make your pick and show us who's got the best line about a cat on a stick.

Which caption is closest to purr-fection?
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