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Watch: Simba the cat rescued from strange hiding place

The timid tom used up one of his nine lives

Cute cat Simba got himself into a pickle in one of his first forays out of the house.

The timid tom cat was discovered hiding under the bonnet of a neighbour’s Volvo car on Monday afternoon.

Neighbour Steve Burgon heard a miaow while working on the Volvo and managed to tease Simba out of the engine compartment.

Simba is now back home in Red Lane at Meltham with owner Jamie-Leigh Bolton who said: “Simba’s fine. He does explore a little but he’s only just started going out.”

Simba the curious cat after his lucky escape

Steve’s partner Paula Dobrowski, who posted a video on Facebook of Simba being rescued, urged people to be alert for cats hiding in strange places.

She said: “Please remember to check your wheel arches and engine bays before setting off anywhere.

“If we hadn’t checked under the bonnet before setting off this little fella would have been a goner.”

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