A daring cat from Troon was rescued after attempting a 'death-defying balancing act' on top of a crane.

The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) were called in to save the brave moggy that found itself stranded atop the 30ft high structure at a warehouse on Harbour Road.

Workers at Glennon Brothers heard the cries of the stranded feline coming from their warehouse and spotted the cat up high.

With a cherry picker close at hand, the workers ascended to retrieve the adventurer who subsequently disappeared off on another escapade.

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Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer, Sheena MacTaggart said: “On April 25, we were alerted to the incident when workers reported hearing a loud meow in the warehouse.

“We suspect she got a bit carried away chasing birds and somehow managed to get stuck on the crane.

“Luckily the warehouse workers had access to a cherry picker so Robert and David were able to capture the cat using my thick gauntlet gloves and cat carrier to get her down safely.

“The cat was fit and healthy but unfortunately she wasn’t microchipped so we were unable to let her owners know about her death-defying balancing act.

“After a quick pet and a bite to eat, she ran off unfazed by her ordeal.

“We’re grateful to the staff at Glennon Brothers for calling us and helping get this little cat to safety.”

If anyone finds an injured animal, or an animal in distress, the SSPCA can be contacted via their animal helpline on 03000 999 999.