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Cat survives seven days under car bonnet

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: March 23, 2012

Damian Phoenix with Draco, the black cat reunited with his delighted owner after being trapped in a car engine

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A lucky black cat was reunited with his owner after being trapped under a car bonnet for a week.

Draco, the 13-year-old moggie disappeared from his home and was found seven days later trapped near the engine of a neighbour's car when it went in for MOT.

He was discovered by mechanics who lifted the bonnet to find the distressed feline.

Amazingly the car had been driven on two journeys totaling 20 miles in that time too.

His owner Damian Phoenix, of Harberton, near Totnes, said: "He was missing for a week and I thought he had disappeared for good.

"He is so lucky to be alive – and I'm lucky to have him back."

Draco – named after the dragon in the fantasy adventure film Dragonheart – ran off after being chased by a dog outside his home in the quiet South Hams village.

Damian believes Draco must have climbed up the underside of the car before getting stuck.

"He hadn't had anything to eat or drink and was so thin he had some muscle wasting in his back" he said. "He came off remarkably well considering. It could have been a lot worse.

"He's used up at least one of his lives there."

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  • PlymBatt1  |  March 23 2012, 11:02AM

    Great news that you got little Draco back unharmed. We all hope he makes a full recovery :)

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