"I've been going to the park for more than 20 years and I have never seen a cat before let alone a cat swimming before. I thought they were scared of water.Rangers took to the water to rescue the cat Credit: Ross Parry pictures. Photos, story >> http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2016-03-11/cat-chases-flock-of-birds-in-rotherham-reservoir/
The birds, instead of leaving it alone, all surrounded it and they followed it wherever it went across the reservoir. They must have felt braver in the water than they did on land.
The cat didn't really know what it was doing it, it just was just swimming around. I think it got disorientated because it was surrounded by all the birds.
After about 20 or 25 minutes we decided to call the rangers because we realised if we left it the cat wouldn't survive." – Geoff Eagle