With a name like Voodoo, a 34-floor plunge from a penthouse could well put a vengeful end to a meddling cat's life.
But Voodoo the Manx cat survived his mighty descent with only a sore paw.
The staggering fall was cushioned by a bush and left the seven-year-old feline with just a blood shot eye, some scratches and a respectable eight remaining lives.
Voodoo has always had an affinity for heights and enjoys living life on the edge, according to his owner.
Magic! Voodoo the Manx cat plunged a staggering 43 floors from a penthouse and survived with little more than sore paws
Sheree Washington said he often teetered on the edge of the balcony of their tower block home on Queensland's Gold Coast in Australia.
But she and husband Wayne became concerned after they noticed Voodoo was missing after dinner on Monday.
'We searched high and low several times and he was nowhere to be found,' said Mr Washington.
On Tuesday morning, Sheree made the journey downstairs, expecting to find her beloved pet's body at the base of the high rise.
But instead she found Voodoo with nothing more than a few scratches.
'I just saw him lying under the bushes,' she said.
'He was just crouched back in the corner.'
Voodoo had fallen 34 floors and landed on a bush, Mrs Washington said, discounting any possibility that he could have caught the elevator or walked down stairs.
Mrs Washington said there was no doubt in her mind the bush had saved his life.
Several branches were snapped, clearly indicating where Voodoo had landed.
But, miraculously, Voodoo walked away from the incident with a bloodshot eye, a scratched ear, a cut mouth and a damaged paw.
'All his Christmases have come at once,' said a relieved Mrs Washington. 'I don't think Voodoo will be going close to the edge again.'
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