A cat has miraculously escaped death after being stabbed in the head with a kitchen knife, in Sevastopol, Crimea.
The stray was found in bushes with the 6in blade sticking out of his skull and was taken to vets who found the knife had penetrated 2in into his head.
However the blade missed his brain - and the cat, named Zelonyy (Mr Green), is now expected to make a full recovery after undergoing emergency surgery.
Natalia Morozova, president of a local charity for homeless animals, said: ‘We think the cat had been stabbed on Friday 13, and had therefore been injured for some time before he was found.
‘The knife was wedged in the skull and the cat had probably run off before its attacker could remove the blade.’
The vets now believe that Zelonyy will make a full recovery after not observing any changes in his behaviour despite the head injury.
The cat will however have to remain in care while vets make sure an infection does not set in as a result of the injury.
The charity said police had been informed about the incident.