CUPERTINO (CBS SF) – Firefighters rescued a tiny kitten stuck in a storage drain in Cupertino, Tuesday morning.

A woman was walking with her son in the area of Chelmsford Drive and Bollinger Road at 9:22 a.m. when she heard meowing, and looked down into the storm drain to see a tiny orange and white calico.

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Deputies arrived to the scene with Santa Clara County firefighters to lift the heavy metal lid on the drain, which leads into Saratoga Creek. A deputy then hopped into the drain and was able to rescue the kitten.

According to a Twitter post, “Deputy Christian was able to safely rescue the kitten,” from the storage drain.

The creature may have gotten in there to try to stay dry.

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“When it does rain, cats like to kind of get underneath any sort of shelter or underneath cars,” Deputy Michael Low said.

The kitten looked to be about 6 weeks old.

Rescuers said it will go a South Bay animal hospital for food and on to San Jose Animal Care and Services.

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