Cats are ridiculously intelligent. And, often, a lot stronger than they appear to be. I know a sweet little feline who has a neurologic disorder and is blind on top of it – not only does she do AMAZINGLY well, but she hangs like this with ONE paw, while reaching out below her to find a safe place to grab on. Seriously remarkable.
In this case it was more an evasion – clearly. Needed be in black to make a break for it and steer clear!