TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Lucky cat in Juneau falls 11 stories, survives

AP
Stephanie Gustafson holds her two-year-old female cat, Wasabi, after returning from the veterinary hospital in Juneau, Alaska. The cat survived a fall from the 11th floor of the Mendenhall Apartment building after chasing a mosquito out the window. (AP Photo/The Juneau Empire, Michael Penn)

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 7:57 p.m.
 

JUNEAU — A house cat in Alaska learned the hard way not to chase mosquitoes after following one out a window and falling 11 stories.

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 Monday in her owners' apartment in Juneau, about two blocks from the state Capitol.

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 is sporting a pink cast.

Gustafson says Wasabi is expected to heal in about six weeks.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. West Virginia University warns students over riots
  2. Ebola watch lists to shrink
  3. Alleged trooper killer may have been seen Friday
  4. Reported ‘Easy Rider’ chopper fetches $1.35M
  5. Premier Cubism collection shared in N.Y.
  6. Feminist Sarkeesian puts Utah gun laws in spotlight
  7. FAA dallies as demand for commercial drones mounts
  8. Election picture looks less predictable with Ebola, ISIS on the table
  9. Scientists unravel genetics of height
  10. U.S. doctor’s book recounts rescue in Afghanistan in which Norwin graduate died
  11. ISIS lacks deadly chemical munitions in Iraq, Syria, Pentagon claims
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.