Kitten survives 300-mile ride in military pilot's car bumper

Meet Tigger. He’s a kitten and was found alive after traveling 300 miles hiding inside the bumper of a Navy Helicopter pilot’s car.

The car belonged to Royal Navy Lt. Nick Grimmer and he heard the cat's meowing only a day after his long journey.

After dismantling his car, Grimmer and his colleagues discovered the little guy unharmed.

The 814 Naval Air Squadron is known as "The Flying Tigers” and since the kitten had some striped markings, similar to their multi-million-pound grey and white helicopters, Grimmer decided to name the kitten “Tigger.”

Grimmer now carries the animal around in his pilot's helmet, which he says is the only place Tigger will sleep. “The place he has felt most comfortable is in my flying helmet, which is the only place he is able to sleep.”

“I instructed my team to launch #OperationTigerKitten. With the help of social media they are hoping to be ‘mission complete’ by the end of the week,” said Brendan Spoors, the squadron's commanding officer.  

But if an owner isn't found, it sounds like the Royal Navy might keep Tigger.

"We are more than happy to adopt Tigger as a mascot; after all it's a tradition for Royal Naval units to have a ships cat!"

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