Australian cat survives 34-story fall

Dec. 25, 2008 at 1:19 PM
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GOLD COAST, Australia, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- An Australian couple said their 7-year-old cat survived a 34-story fall from their penthouse to the ground below.

Sheree and Wayne Washington said their lucky cat, aptly named Voodoo, suffered only scratches to his ear, mouth and paw and a bloodshot eye after his fall from their Gold Coast penthouse, which was cushioned by a bush far below, Britain's The Daily Mail reported Thursday.

Sheree Washington said she and her husband feared the worst after they noticed Voodoo missing Monday night, but when she went searching for what she thought would be a body Tuesday she instead discovered the cat lying under the bushes. She said the cat's injuries and broken branches on the bush tell a tale of the cat's miraculous survival of a 34-floor plummet.

"All his Christmases have come at once," Sheree Washington said. "I don't think Voodoo will be going close to the edge again."

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