A cat who curled up and went for a sleep under a coach is now recuperating after waking up 100 miles away.
The feline fell into a slumber on a warm fuel tank of a 40ft National Express vehicle that was parked in the seaside town Westward Ho! in Devon.
However, the kitty soon woke-up when the driver started the coach for the 8.45am service to Grimsby.
The animal was too terrified to move and ended up clinging onto the vehicle for four hours.
It was only at Bristol Coach Station that afternoon when the cat was discovered by driver Andy Muskett as he unloaded customer's luggage.
Passengers were transferred onto another vehicle so they could continue their journey to Grimsby, while the driver attempted to coax the cat from the coach.
He called engineer Andy Teagle for help and the pair managed to persuade the tabby out from under the coach.
The cat did not have a collar or microchip so staff named him Diesel and took him back to the depot for some food.
Richard Ball, head of engineering for National Express, said coaxing Diesel down from the tank had taken several minutes.
Diesel is in the care of the RSPCA, who are trying to locate his owners, and they have put out a missing notice to all of the local vets offices.
- Anyone with information about Diesel is asked to call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.