Bart the 'zombie cat' making full recovery following return from the grave

Bart was said to have turned up outside his owner’s front door five days after being buried

A 'zombie cat' who returned from the grave after being run over by a car has undergone surgery to remove his eye and have his jaw repaired.

Bart, a black and white cat from Tampa Bay, Florida, was said to have turned up outside his owner’s front door five days after being buried.

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Owner Ellis Hutson told vets he was sure Bart had been dead when he buried him (YouTube)

Ellis Hutson told vets that he had found Bart lying in a pool of blood after he was hit by a car, and had taken him away and buried him. He could not explain how the cat came to be spotted by neighbours five days later.

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Bart the 'zombie cat'

Vets said that the most likely explanation was that the cat was just unconscious, and clawed his way out of the grave before hiding for a few days until he became hungry. Hutson reportedly claimed he was "sure" Bart had been dead.

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Bart was treated for a broken jaw, a ruptured eye and facial lacerations. He should recover in six weeks

Rescuers at the Humane Society told Fox 13 Bart had suffered severe head trauma, a broken jaw and lost sight in one eye.

Bart is expected to return home to his owner as early as next week.

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