A dog which had chased a cat over an area of wasteland and into a wooded area where it stood barking for more than ten minutes at a place it thought the cat was hiding, was barking up the wrong tree.
The cat, a scrawny ginger-colored beast, had already escaped to a neighboring tree without the dog having noticed, and was nonchalantly licking its paws, and waiting for the dog to make itself scarce.
Residents who live near where the incident took place stood and watched the drama play out, and shouted abuse at the dog, along the lines of how stupid it was for making such a basic error. The dog took no notice whatsoever, but maintained its barking, though with noticably more resolve.
Eventually, a woman with one of those battery-operated mosquito-killing 'tennis racquets' shooed the dog away, and silence was restored.
Nobody was hurt.