Cats have been known to climb inside car engines to stay warm, but few cats have been known to stick their head out the front grill of a car with their faces inches away from the pavement as a car drives eight miles down the road.

Yet that’s what happened to a woman in San Diego who was driving peacefully along the road when other drivers spotted the cat’s head sticking out of the front grill of her car.

“[The driver] had no idea the animal had crawled inside the front end of her car,” animal control officers said. “Bystanders took a crowbar to the bumper to free the cat.”

The 5-year-old lynx point Siamese was rescued from the bumper and taken to a veterinarian for evaluation.

“Amazingly, the cat is fine!” animal control officials posted. “One day later, the cat appears to be just fine other than still acting a bit nervous.”

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