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Mufasa’s wild ride

It had been three days since Jessie Connolly last saw her 10-year-old cat, Mufasa. 

She figured a hawk had taken the ranch-broke feline. 

Connolly had all but convinced herself that Mufasa, or Muff for short, was a goner.

In recent years, he survived a rattlesnake bite and narrowly escaped a barn fire — perhaps, his nine lives had been all used up.

But Connolly was wrong.

Unbeknownst to her, on Nov. 6 Muff made his way six-and-a-half miles from Connolly’s Big Timber residence to The Fort, where he hitched a ride on a flatbed pickup.

To read more about Mufasa's hitchhiking adventure, pick up the Nov. 19 edition of the Big Timber Pioneer or subscribe to our E-edition. Current subscribers are provided complimentary access to the e-edition with registration.

MACKENZIE REISS / Big Timber Pioneer