An Army helicopter is about the last place that you would expect to find a kitten. Well, that is unless you consider that small, warm enclosures are pretty much the ideal nap spot for any cat. But soldiers at a base in Fort Drum, New York were  surprised nonetheless to discover a tiny kitten lodged in a model Cobra helicopter.

The soldiers at the base were participating in an “I Was There” Film Workshop. These workshops are run by a non-profit that specializes in helping soldiers and their families cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder through film.


A group of students and film instructors were walking past one of the base’s museum preserved helicopters when they heard the kitten and discovered it had crawled its way into one of the leg joints.

One of these things is not like the other…

The soldiers used a straw to feed the little guy some milk.

Once the kitten acclimated to the soldiers’ presence, they got to work on getting him out.

Clearly this kitten was a stray in need of a warm place to sleep.

Once he was free, they decided to name him Cobra, after his temporary hide out.

A couple visiting the base took an interest in Cobra and volunteered to bring him to a vet to get a check-up. 

Little Cobra is now on his way to a proper home that is much more suited to a kitten.

Sometimes rescue missions happen in the most unusual places, don’t they! We’re certainly glad these soldiers were around to help Cobra out. Good luck, kitten!

All image source: I Was There Film Workshops/Facebook