Never trust a GPS.
A cat fitted with a GPS device was tracked travelling nearly 12 miles at a top speed of 182mph at midnight on December 24.
Suki, who lives in Manadon with Melony Gallagher, travelled halfway across Plymouth in a matter of minutes and back again – twice – according to the G-paws data logger.
“Occasionally when the unit runs a little low on power it will only take a partial reading and second guess where it is.” [says G-paws Managing director Dave Evans]
“It sometimes gets it wrong which results in spikes in the tracklog.”
A glitch sounds like a very plausible explanation. Way better than the Santa one the articles jokes about. The unit had been fine for weeks.
The article is obviously done with tongue planted firmly in cheek, claiming to have tried to get a hold of Santa as well as Norad, who does an annual mock up of tracking Santa’s travels over the world on Christmas Eve/Day. A cute story. It would have been funny but a bit worrisome to watch this happen in real time!
GPS Warning: “WARNING All data is presented for your reference only. You assume total responsibility and risk associated with using this device.”