I went outside today to take the kids out to play on our property, and I hear a loud noise. I\\ listen for it, and it sounds like a kitten howling. It sounds like it's in horrible distress. So I follow the noise, and it leads me to an old riding lawn mower that was left on our property by the previous owners(that they were supposed to get rid of). With the screaming, I'm expecting to see a terrible scene and preparing myself for gore. I pinpoint the sound, and lift the hood to the riding lawn mower up, and there is a fully intact completely terrified kitten looking at me. I don't know where she came from or how she got there, but I have a decent guess as to how she may have gotten there. I am thinking that the neighbors dog across the way, might have chased her and tried to play w/eat her, and chased her up in there. I picked her up and took her into the house and put her in the litter box. She promptly got out(my four kids were all around her terrifying her further at the time as well) ^_^ So then I got her some kitty food and took her in my room away from all the chaos and she ate a little bit. He growled when she ate, but not when I pet her as she was eating. After a while, she started warming up more and more, and started jumping on my shoulders, and nuzzling my hair. It also seems like she is trying to find milk. She sniffs and licks a little bit and then opens her mouth a little bit when I stick my knuckle up to her mouth. I'll put pics up of her, and then post questions at the bottom. Thanks for any help you can give! I have experience with cats, from when I was younger, but not any at rescuing a baby. So here are my questions: How old do you think it is? Is it too early to tell the sex? I looked and I think it's a girl.... What do I need to do with it? Should I go to my neighbors houses and see if they have any missing kittens? I live in the country and realize that this cat may be from a ferrell mother, AND that cats get abandoned all the time out here, but should I at least try? I don't mind keeping her Are the actions that I described indicative of her wanting to nurse? And what does the jumping up on my shoulders and nuzzling my hair mean? We used to have a couple of grown cats when I was younger, that did that, and I never understood why. Thanks again for any help you can give!