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Ordeal ends to get Achilles the cat out of airport ceiling

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  • Achilles, the missing cat at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, was finally found. (CREDIT: Todd Fisher)
  • Achilles' owner, Mary Palmer, sent us these pictures of the cat.
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  • Achilles, a 3-year-old Bengal cat, was in a live trap when the Denver Air Center opened Wednesday morning. 

    Achilles' owner Mary Palmer and her husband, who are private jet pilots, flew into town Monday on their way back to Baltimore, Md.
    Palmer and her husband were waiting for their client in the pilots' lounge with Achilles when he climbed the wall and into a hole in the ceiling. 

    After hours of fruitless calling and looking for Achilles, the Palmers flew back to Baltimore. Denver Air Center officials placed food and water in the ceiling so Achilles could eat and drink. But it wasn't until a live trap was placed overnight Tuesday that he finally came out. 

    "He succumbed to the aroma of the tuna in the trap after it quieted down in the middle of the night," Palmer said. 

    He is a little scrathed up on his face, Palmer says, because he likely tried to work his way out of the trap. But otherwise, she says, he's fine.

    Achilles is going to stay with the owners' family in Lakewood until they come back through the Denver area, unless he can hitch a ride on a private plane headed east.

    (KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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