A pet cat travelled 180 miles under the bonnet of a car, after hitching a ride from his home in Bristol.
Nacho's owner was traced through his microchip
Nacho used up one of his nine lives riding to Liverpool where passers-by found him after hearing him meowing.
He had climbed into the bonnet space of the car of his owner's neighbour, who was driving a friend to the city.
His owner Natalie Roberts, 24, said the cat may have had a reason for running away. "He was due to be neutered this week - maybe that was why," she said.
Miss Roberts had let the cat out on Sunday night but he did not return.
"I was a bit worried when it got dark and he hadn't returned as he doesn't usually go any further than the end of the garden," she said.
"The following morning I went to work, fearing the worst, thinking he may have been hit by a car.
"Then I got a call from the RSPCA in Liverpool saying they had found my cat - I was completely shocked."
The RSPCA traced Miss Roberts through the cat's microchip and the pair were reunited at home in Emerson's Green.
Miss Roberts said: "He had burns on his tail, which will need an operation, and some other small burns, but apart from that it's like it never happened."