CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A woman had quite the surprise when she attempted to start her car and found a full-grown cat lodged next to the vehicle’s motor.
The woman said she heard an unusual noise after starting the engine and quickly shut the vehicle off. An inspection revealed a full-grown cat was wedged between the car’s motor and other parts of the vehicle.
Only a portion of the cat’s face was visible.
It is assumed the cat crawled under the vehicle and into the engine area after it was recently parked and turned off.
The woman and several neighbors tried unsuccessfully to get the cat out of the car before eventually calling police for help.
The officer arrived and saw the cat was OK but was stuck in the motor area. Officials tried to use tuna to entice the cat out but it couldn’t wiggle out.
Another officer arrived on the scene to help and together, the officers removed several parts from the vehicle and pulled the cat out to safety.
Around that time, a woman drove by and said she was caring for a family member’s cat that had gotten out of the house. She said she had been looking for it all night before giving up around 11:30 p.m.
The cat was returned and the officers put the woman’s car back together.