Lucky kitten hitches ride during Texas floods

(Photo: KHOU 11 News)A This very small kitten survived flooding by hiding under the hood of a woman's car.

(Photo: KHOU 11 News)A This very small kitten survived flooding by hiding under the hood of a woman's car.

Rebekah Tomlin

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ROSHARON  A Houston-area woman has named her new kitten Lucky after the furry friend hitched a ride under the hood of her SUV to escape Central Texas flooding.

This very small kitten survived flooding by hiding under the hood of a woman's car. (KHOU 11 News)

This very small kitten survived flooding by hiding under the hood of a woman’s car. (KHOU-TV photo)

KHOU-TV reports Pat Jablonski on May 24 was vacationing in San Marcos when the weather turned violent.

Jablonski says mandatory evacuations forced her to leave a vacation cabin and drive home to Rosharon, about 170 miles away.

Jablonski said Monday that she remembers driving in the pounding rain and thinking she heard a kitten mewing.

The next day she heard more meows, lifted the hood of her SUV and found the cat unharmed on the engine block.

A cat at the San Marcos campground where Jablonski was staying recently had kittens. Jablonski thinks Lucky is from that litter.

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