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Cat survives 19-story plunge from Boston high rise
BOSTON (AP) â€” A veterinarian says acting like a flying squirrel may have saved a cat from serious injury in a 19-story plunge from a Boston high rise.
Sugar the cat had no broken bones or cuts, just some bruising on her lungs after the fall from a window owner Brittany Kirk had opened to enjoy the recent unseasonably warm weather.
The Animal Rescue League estimates Sugar fell between 150 and 200 feet.
Kirk tells WBZ-TV (http://cbsloc.al/GLkYuk) she thinks Sugar used up â€śone or two or maybe eightâ€ť of her nine lives.
Veterinarian Hugh Davis says in falls from high places, cats splay their legs in a â€śflying squirrel positionâ€ť which slows their descent.
Kirk calls Sugarâ€™s survival a â€śmiracleâ€ť and says building management has since installed a screen in her window.
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