When his family went on a beach vacation in early January, he decided it was time to take advantage of his freedom once more and do some sightseeing.
“While we were away, Rusty took himself up to the highway. He tends to do this more when we are away and he’s looking for some action,” Scudamore said. “It seems that Rusty decided to catch a ride with a [truck driver] who had pulled up for a rest.” Rusty stowed away under the cabin of the truck, snuggling up against the wheel bed, where he remained unnoticed for the duration of the drive.
After days of tireless searching and worrying, Scudamore’s in-laws received a phone call — this time from a woman named Heather in Snowtown, South Australia.