Many people see cats stuck in trees and try to rescue them. While this is noble, it should only be done with your own safety in mind. That’s a lesson a man in China learned the hard way.

This man spotted a black cat stuck in a tree and decided to climb the tree to save it. However, the man got stuck in the tree and was too afraid to climb higher or climb down for fear of falling.

When rescuers arrived, the cat simply jumped to another tree and climbed down, leaving its would-be rescuer stuck in a tree until firefighters could rescue him.

Thankfully, the cat is safe and so is the man, but it shows that even people can get stuck in trees if they climb too high.

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