FOR 20 years a stuffed feral cat has graced the Yarra Ranges Council offices, with many wondering how and why it got there.
More than two decades ago the cat was caught causing havoc on Emerald Golf Course and then stuffed, after the Shire of Sherbrooke introduced controversial cat bylaws in the early 1990s.
The cat has sat at the offices since.
Leader understands it has no name but is sometimes used for staff practical jokes.
The council has made no official comment, but ex-Sherbrooke shire local laws officer Rod Bezanovic, who caught the cat, said the feral cat population was a big issue at the time.
"There were no laws to regulate cats at all when council introduced a cat curfew which caused major issues within the community," Mr Bezanovic said.