Cat nap: How Gulliver the Scottish stowaway travelled 300 miles to Hull in a coach engine
A mechanic described his shock after finding a cat had travelled 300 miles from Scotland to Yorkshire in the engine compartment of a coach.
The young ginger tom, who has been nicknamed Gulliver because of his travels, is believed to have got in the National Holidays coach at Arrochar, north of Glasgow, at the weekend.
He was only found by mechanic Daniel Parnel after the driver returned to his base in Hull on Sunday.Enlarge
Sarah Mills with kitten Gulliver, who was found on a coach in Hull after it snuck aboard at Arrochar, north of Glasglow
Mr Parnel, 27, said he found Gulliver when he opened a panel to clean the radiator.
The cat was sitting on the radiator itself and the mechanic first thought it was a rat or a squirrel.
Mr Parnel said he decided to take the cat home and keep it after it was checked out by a vet. He has been told there a lot of feral cats in Arrochar.
He told the Hull Daily Mail: 'The most likely thing to have happened is he will have been attracted to the heat of the engine, gone to sleep on the radiator and been driven away.
'He hasn't done badly getting to Hull. It gets really hot in there.'
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