LIVERMORE (PATCH/CBS SF) — A fearful feline was rescued Thursday from a drainage pipe near the San Francisco Outlets in Livermore, fire officials said.

A kitten peers out from a drainage pipe in Livermore. (LPFD)

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At first, Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters were unsuccessful in freeing the kitten, which was found trapped in the pipe about three feet underground.

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“The mom cat was off to the side hiding in the bushes watching the whole operation,” Battalion Chief Jack Neiman-Kimel told Patch. “Her other two kittens were captured and given to the Feral Cat Foundation of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties for adoption.”

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A kitten peers out from a drainage pipe in Livermore. (LPFD)

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