Missoula, Montana: The Squashed Cat

Officially named "Cattin' Around," the big feline was sculpted in 1992 by Mike Hollern. Seven feet high, 18 feet long, made of 1.5 tons of concrete; its concave back serves as a birdbath. Critics say the cat looks as if it's been run over by a truck, hence its adopted name.
128 W. Main St., Missoula, MT
Downtown, north of the river. On the north side of W. Main St., between N. Higgins Ave. and Ryman St., next to the entrance/exit of a parking garage.
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The Squashed Cat.

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The Squashed Cat is right outside of a public parking structure so you can't miss it. To take a full sized shot of it would leave you in the street, so the best way to take a picture of it is to walk across to the other side walk and zoom in.

[Monica V. McCormick, 08/14/2017]


The Squashed Cat

Squashed or squatting? Looks slightly alien or psychedelic. Is that a mushroom it is leaning on toward the rear?

[Kathy & Ron W X N, 08/06/2016]


Sprawled Out Cat

Large cement cat sprawled out in the streets of downtown Missoula.

[Shane Delaney, 11/25/2003]

The cat was a public art project, sculpted in 1992. August 2016: Photo added.

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