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Driver thinks he's being stopped for speeding - has cat stuck in engine grille

A real life super furry animal.

cat2 Source: Twitter/An Garda Síochána

A CO GALWAY cat had a lucky escape earlier today when an eagle-eyed garda spotted her head stuck in the engine grille of a car – a car that was in motion.

The plucky feline was noticed by a motorcycle garda who passed the car in traffic.

It was a close-run thing for the furry interloper – the driver, who is not believed to be the cat’s owner and initially thought he was being stopped for speeding, was on his way to Clare, a drive of over an hour in length.

Once the car was stopped, the cat was discovered to have its head firmly wedged between the grille. Thankfully, after a deal of dismantling, she was rescued uninjured, gardaí said in a tweet.

Cats will often climb under car bonnets, attracted by the warmth of the engine. It makes a snug, if highly dangerous, place for a nap.

All’s well that ends well for this particular four-legged adventurer, eight lives still to go.

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