A kitten survived a 300-mile journey hiding inside the bumper of a Royal Navy helicopter pilot’s car!
The kitten was hidden inside the bumper of the car and he endured a day’s journey from Birmingham Airport to the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose near Helston in Cornwall in UK. 32-year-old Lt. Nick Grimmer heard a “very quiet meowing” coming from his car and started to investigate.
“The place he has felt most comfortable is in my flying helmet, which is the only place he is able to sleep.”
“I looked in the boot, under the bonnet and climbed all over and under it and still couldn’t find what was making the noise.”
“I called up some of our air engineers who came and helped me to start dismantling my pride and joy. On taking off the rear bumper we were greeted by a tiny tiger-striped kitten.”
“He must have had a long journey but remarkably is unharmed. I am never late for work and was left with no option but to take my new friend in with me. Nick Grimmer said.
The kitten was named Tigger. At the moment efforts are made to find Tigger’s family, in case he has one.
“We are more than happy to adopt ‘Tigger’ as a mascot; after all it’s a tradition for Royal Naval units to have a ships cat!” Commander Brendan Spoors, Commanding Officer of the Flying Tigers said.