A BMW's engine might purr, but a cat named Princess who was trapped inside the engine of one such vehicle certainly wasn't purring after being stuck for two weeks.
The British family didn't even know the cat was lodged in the car, which was driven for miles and even went through a carwash, according to The Mirror, until the check engine light came on.
It was actually when Julie Tansley was driving around searching for the black cat that the engine light alerted her to a problem with the coolant hose. It turned out that Princess had scratched or chewed through it.
Princess being pulled out of the engine. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
“It’s just unbelievable – I mean we’ve driven to and from school, work, even through the jet wash with her in there," Tansley told The Mirror. "If the warning light hadn’t come on I dread to think what could have happened.”
A mechanic friend took 45 minutes to remove the cat, which other than losing a little weight and being coated in coolant was fine. Repairing the coolant hose, on the other hand, cost Tansley more than £300 ($454.77).
Watch this video showing the cat being extracted from the engine: