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Wasabi The Cat Survives Falling Out Of An 11th Story Window

In this Sept. 5, 2013 photo, Stephanie Gustafson holds her two-year-old female cat, Wasabi, after returning from the veterinarian 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)

In this Sept. 5, 2013 photo, Stephanie Gustafson holds her two-year-old female cat, Wasabi, after returning from the veterinarian 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)  (AP2013)

One house cat had to learn the hard way not to chase mosquitoes after he followed one out a window and fell from the 11th floor of an apartment building.

Thankfully, the 2-year-old cat, named Wasabi, survived  just suffered a fractured leg and broken bones.

The Juneau Empire reports that  Wasabi, 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.

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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.

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

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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