A Russian driver was surprised after he found a cat stuck in the most unusual place – his jeep’s suspension spring.
Vitaliy Bouranin, 32, said that he didn’t heard or notice the cat when he’d climbed into his Toyota Land Cruiser to set off on a business trip in Sakhalin, Russia.
But after a few hours of travelling 50 miles at speeds of over 80mph he decided to stop at a petrol station to fill up.
Bouranin said: ‘As I was filling up, I heard a noise that sounded like a cat meowing. I thought it might be under the car so when I put the fuel nozzle back I looked under the car and couldn’t see it, but I could still hear it.
‘After several minutes of inspecting the car I found a patch of fur and realized the cat somehow ended up inside the car’s suspension.
‘I have no idea how long it was there, or far more importantly, no idea how it got there. I would have said it was impossible for a cat to get in the middle of a spring like that but somehow it had managed it.’
Vitaliy Bouranin immediately asked an attendant for help, but he couldn’t get the cat out.
Staff then called the police and fire service who eventually decided the only thing to do was dismantle the car and remove the suspension spring.
Surprisingly, the cat stayed calm throughout the three-hour ordeal to free him.
He was then put into a box so he could be taken back to the large Russian island in the North Pacific Ocean in southeast Russia where his epic journey had begun.