A cat that became trapped in the front fender of a car unwittingly took a trip from Mexico to Oceanside in Southern California.
The Oceanside Fire Department posted video on its Facebook page showing firefighters rescuing the cat on March 21.
The person who alerted firefighters said he drove from Mexico to his home in Oceanside — about 54 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border — apparently not knowing about the cat.
Loud meowing alerted him to the whiskered stowaway tucked beneath the vehicle.
A firefighter wearing gloves is seen in the video pulling the cat free from beneath the front fender of the car. The cat then loudly meows and tries to dart away.
Fire officials said the animal was taken to the humane society.
It wasn’t clear how the cat got beneath the bumper.