it was making noise.
When the train stopped, the passenger reported the strange parcel to an Adelaide Metro security officer. As you can imagine given today’s security-conscious climate, this provoked quite an alarm. The routine security sweep conducted at the end of every train journey ratcheted up a notch (or several), and the team enacted full procedures as they swept into the rail car.
Who knows what they expected. Could it be a bomb about to hurtle shrapnel in every direction? A device designed to spew toxic gases or bioweapons with the slightest movement? A shipment of illegal drugs? They were ready for anything — anything but what they found, that is.
When they opened the box, probably with the greatest caution, a tiny black-and-white kitten poked her head out.
The security team called Adelaide-based animal rescue group Flicks Cat Rescue and Adoption, who took the abandoned kitten into their care.
The four-month-old kitten, who earned the moniker Cargo, was healthy when she came into the organization’s care, and she immediately captured the heart of her foster family with her affectionate disposition.
A week or so later, the kitten went to her new home.
I wonder if little Cargo has even the slightest idea that she started her new life as a bomb scare. I for one am glad the only “casualties” in her rescue were a few security officers who melted from cute when the suspicious box was opened.