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Cat falls 26 stories from high rise ledge

Friday, May 29, 2009

It's been said that cats have nine lives. Lucky may have used more than one earlier this month.

The cat fell 26 stories out of his owner's apartment window.

"I guess he thought he was safer than he actually was," Keri Hostetler said.

The window in Keri's home office was only open 6 inches, but that was wide enough for Lucky, a curious cat, to squeeze through.

Lucky's terrifying fall and extraordinarily graceful landing were captured on film.

A window washing crew across the street took photos. (CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS)

First of Lucky perched dangerously on the ledge, and then a stomach-turning shot of Lucky midair. Finally, they captured Lucky, after landing, on his feet on a neighbor's balcony 26 stories below.

Amazingly, Lucky escaped with minor injuries.

Three-year old Lucky truly lived up to his name. Now, after a brief hospital stay, he is happy to be home. His owner says she hopes other high-rise cat owners take note....

"No windows ever open, ever again," Hostetler said.


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