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A Somerset man was left “seriously surprised” after finding a kitten hiding in his car engine.

Scott Tucker was on his way to work when the curious stowaway was brought to his attention by three women, who had gathered around his car in the parking lot of the Heron Bay MarketPlace after hearing cries coming from under the car's hood.

After using a forkful of catfood to lure the two-week-old kitten out from under the bonnet, Mr Tucker said it is recovering well at his photography studio in Wellbottom, Warwick.

“He's still in a state of shock” he said. Mr Tucker feeds anywhere between ten and 15 feral cats that make Wellbottom their home.

“The mother showed up a couple of weeks ago,” said the professional photographer. “It's almost as if she came by just to give birth and leave them here, where she knows there is food.”

Mr Tucker said he heard faint meowing the night before, but thought nothing of it.

“I thought I heard meowing coming from outside, but I just thought it was the aluminium shutters creaking or something,” adding that he found another kitten hiding under his car after leaving his studio on Tuesday afternoon.

As for the curious kitten's ultimate fate, Mr Tucker said he will be keeping it “until it's old enough to fend for itself”. The kitten has been given the name ‘Lucky'.

Here, kitty: An offer of food tempts ‘Lucky' the kitten out from the engine compartment of Scott Tucker's car.
Feeding time: The first kitten that was found by Scott Tucker on Tuesday.

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Published October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 24, 2013 at 1:28 am)

Kitten under the hood gives motorist a surprise

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