Scott Grenon was in the middle of moving a pile of boulders to make way for a new septic system on Laurel Wood Drive in East Greenwich Thursday when he noticed something moving out of the corner of his eye.
"It was hard to tell what it was at first as it was covered in dirt and debris," said Grenon. "As soon as I shut the machine off I knew what she was."
It was a tiny white (dirty, but white) kitten.
"She was meowing just like little kittens do. I was afraid I had hurt her but when I picked her up she seemed fine. Just dirty and scared," he said.
Grenon looked around the job site to find a box or container to make her a little home and keep her out of the wind.
"She seemed to like it for a few minutes, than I think the shock wore off and she perked up and started to climb out of the box. I fashioned a cover to keep her in the box and out of harm's way."
Grenon called the East Greenwich Animal Protection League to take the kitten so it would be well cared for. He said the owner of the property where he had been working fell in love with the kitten after seeing a picture and wants to adopt it.
"I'm just glad she survived unscathed," said Grenon. "Call her 'Lucky.'"