Cat Napping in the Middle of a Miniature Village Looks Like a Gentle Giant

Babbacombe Model Village With Animals

A giant cat invading a town sounds like something out of a monster film. But at the Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens in Devon, UK, that’s exactly what happened. A white kitty was captured on camera as it napped on the lawn of Bath's Royal Crescent building. The feline can be seen paying absolutely no mind to the cars or passersby who are gawking at the giant creature. It just wants some shuteye.

The Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens is an attraction that invites humans (and by extension, animals) to explore a vast miniature world showcasing buildings, vehicles, tiny people, and more. It features scenes of English life over the last 60 years—told through humor and puns—via hundreds of model homes and the 13,000 “residents” who reside there.

Because the model village is located outdoors, it’s no surprise that it would be visited by curious cats and ducks wading in the water. As for the photo of the white kitty, the feline was noticed by a member of the staff and they snapped a picture. “We have a couple of cats who visit us quite often,” Mike Rhodes, the general manager, tells My Modern Met, “and so it is always funny when we capture them in such a position.”

Scroll down for more animal visitors and learn more about the Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens by visiting its website.

Animals “invade” the Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens in Devon, UK, in the cutest way possible.

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Watch these ducklings exploring the grounds and saying hi to the villagers.

Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens: Website | Instagram | Facebook 

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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