Cat survives 11-storey fall

2013-09-07 12:59

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Juneau - A cat in Alaska learnt the hard way not to chase mosquitoes after following one out a window and falling 11-storeys.

The 2-year-old cat, named Wasabi, survived but suffered a fractured leg and broken bones.

The Juneau Empire reports the cat was chasing the mosquito on Monday in her owners' flat in Juneau.

The mosquito escaped out a window, and Wasabi went after it. Stephanie Gustafson says her mother watched the female cat fall.

Wasabi landed in a parking lot, and Gustafson found her huddled nearby, bloody and wet from rain.

The cat underwent an operation, and has pins and wires holding together her fractured leg and broken bones in a joint.

She also is sporting a pink cast and is expected to heal in about six week.

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