A kitten thought to have climbed inside a car bumper was discovered after a 300-mile journey in the UK.
Royal Navy pilot Lt Nick Grimmer heard the kitten meowing a day after travelling from Birmingham to the Royal Naval Air Station in Culdrose.
He dismantled the car with colleagues and found the kitten hiding inside the bumper of his BMW.
The kitten has been named Tigger by the pilot’s colleagues in the 814 Naval Air Squadron, known as the Flying Tigers.
“I’d landed at Birmingham after a holiday and travelled via Bristol and Bath before arriving in Cornwall quite late,” said Nick, who flies submarine–hunting Merlin helicopters for a living.
“Tigger must have an owner somewhere between here and Birmingham and we are keen to locate them. I instructed my team to launch ‘Operation Tiger Kitten’.”
That makes Tigger a proper Navy kitty – what a lovely ending to a great story!