Cats and cars never mix, and poor Casper the cat has learnt his lesson after getting his head wedged in a spare car tyre.
The mischievous Siamese found himself in the tight spot and needed the help of a fire-crew after a passer-by found him in distress.
The RSPCA were first on the scene and officers took him to Bury St Edmunds fire station in Suffolk where firemen spent an hour cutting him free.
Casper the cat went on a wheel adventure - getting his head stuck in a tyre for over an hour, and scratching his rescuers as they worked to free him
Casper put up a struggle - scratching and biting his rescuers - but was finally freed and is now in the care of cat-loving RSPCA officer Amy Stubbs.
Casper is now in the care of Amy Stubbs after his ordeal
'We've seen lots of unusual cases but this was certainly a new one for us,' said watch manager James Fawcett.
'The poor cat wasn't very happy and kept trying to bite and scratch which made it very difficult for us.
'We had to use cutting equipment to chip away at the wheel and it took the best part of an hour.
'We made a special plastic guard to fit between his head and the cutters to protect him.
'The cat was fine afterwards although his skin was a bit raw around his neck.'
The hapless Siamese was taken to a local vets to be checked over.
'The cat was very lucky to be rescued and it's great that we were contacted about him,' said a spokesman for the RSPCA.
'He is absolutely fine now.'
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