A motorcyclist from northwest Oklahoma recently saved a kitten who was nearly run over in the middle of a busy intersection, and the incredible rescue was caught on her helmet cam.
The video taken this past Monday shows the orange cat appear to drop in the middle of the intersection after a maroon-colored sedan passes by. Several vehicles, including a large tow truck, appear to drive over the kitten.
Only when the kitten starts moving does the motorcyclist in the video, who told ABC News she wanted to be identified only by her nickname Laney, go into the middle of the intersection, get off her bike and pick up the kitten. She then hands it over to a woman on a nearby sidewalk as she goes back to get her bike.
“He was so small in the middle of that big road, and I thought he was a leaf until he moved,” Laney, 25, said. “I literally cannot watch the video anymore because how many times he escaped death just kills me.”
She added: “I’m just so thankful that the woman in the video, who I later learned was named Dana, was there, and she looked like she was about to run and get him too.”
The biker said that after nestling the kitten in her helmet, she called her husband to pick them up, took the kitten home, and named the little guy Skidmark.
Laney added she took Skidmark to the veterinarian later that afternoon, and the vet said that he was a “very healthy” one-pound kitty who was about four weeks old, she said.
“His name, Skidmark, is a little bit of dark humor, but we thought it was appropriate considering that’s exactly what he could’ve been,” she said.
“I heard it’s very common, especially once it starts getting cold, for stray cats to climb up into engine block or somewhere underneath car to stay warm, so Skidmark probably was there and just jumped out,” Laney said. “He is just so, so lucky. I’m just glad that he’s OK, and he’s been doing well. He’s a very energetic kitty.”