WATCH: Cat rescued after making traffic "paws" on 172

Published: Dec. 11, 2018 at 8:29 AM CST
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Updated with information on the cat's rescue and condition

A cat is being checked by a veterinarian at the Humane Society after causing traffic to "paws" on the Highway 172 bridge Tuesday morning.

Video from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows deputies trying to corral the feline during heavy traffic on the morning commute.

Eastbound traffic slowed to a crawl as cars carefully avoided a near cat-astrophe.

It sounds like the cat, knowing it was being pursued, decided to rescue itself and sought refuge under a Brown County deputy's squad car.

The deputy tells Action 2 News the cat was eventually removed from its frightened position on the gearbox.

The cat is being quarantined until a veterinarian determines if it's injured, sick, or just frightened.

We're told this wasn't the cat's first run-in with traffic, and that it had caused several traffic problems as it eluded capture for more than 24 hours.

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