Caught on camera: Daring rescue of kitten stranded at road junction

Caught on camera: Daring rescue of kitten stranded at road junction
What appeared to be a leaf in the middle of a cross road junction turned out to be a kitten, and it took a brave motorcyclist to save the day.
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A brown speck in the middle of the road looked just like a fallen leaf to most motorists, but it turned out to be a helpless kitten stranded in the middle of a crossroad junction. Thanks to one eagle-eyed motorcyclist, its life was saved.

Laney, who had a camera mounted on her helmet, shared the video of her heartwarming rescue on YouTube, garnering over a million views within two days.

The kitten could have easily been roadkill, but it was incredibly lucky as numerous vehicles drove over it, oblivious to the traumatised feline.

In fact, the poor kitten was so hard to spot that Laney had missed it initially.

The October 19 video shows Laney yawning in boredom as she waited for the traffic lights to go green.

In the video, the road was initially clear until a kitten suddenly appeared under a car that was speeding across the junction.

When she spotted the kitten, Laney frantically waved to oncoming traffic to avoid the cat. She then dismounted from her bike in the middle of the intersection and carried the cat out of harm's way.

"I thought [the kitten] was a leaf," Laney said to a relieved pedestrian who witnessed the incident, as she snugged the kitten safely in her helmet.

Laney, who admitted she was quite shaken by the whole incident, later revealed that she will be keeping the kitten for now, and aptly named it Skidmark.

"[Skidmark] was taken to the vet yesterday afternoon after the incident, all is well!" Laney said. "Just a little ringworm, but he's a trooper!"

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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