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Mixi the mixed up moggie needed several of his nine lives after he fell off his family's fourth floor apartment balcony and broke his leg - and then crawled into a car's engine bay for safety.

Owners Barbara and Thomas Muller, from Fuerth, Germany, found a towel their cat had been sleeping on the ground nearly 50ft below their flat but no sign of Mixi.

He surfaced hours later when passers by at the long stay car park in Munich airport - more than 70 miles away - reported howling coming from a car.

Police and firefighters dismantled the front of the car and then traced Mixi through an identity chip.

"The car belonged to one of our neighbours who'd gone on holiday that morning," explained Thomas.

"Mixi must have climbed into the engine bay to shelter after the fall and been stuck there until he was rescued. We're very lucky to get him back," he added.

German Herald





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