A cat named Rowdy was finally caught after three weeks on the run inside an airport in the US.
The four-year-old pet has dodged airport staff, airline staff and animal experts at Logan International Airport in Boston since escaping its cage in pursuit of several birds.
“Whether from fatigue or hunger, we will never know, but this morning she finally let herself be arrested,” an airport spokesman said.
The black-eyed blue-eyed cat has been checked for health and is now preparing to return to her family.
“I really don’t believe it,” said her owner, Patty Sahli. “I thought, what is the probability that we will actually get her back?
“But I got a call this morning and I’m really shocked.”
She added: “It’s a community effort. We’re grateful to everyone who helped find her.”
Rowdy’s run took place on June 24 after Mrs. Sahli and her husband Rich returned WE after 15 years living in Germany.
When their Lufthansa flight landed, the cat ran from her cage to try to catch some birds.
A chase ensued, with her resting place sparking a massive search by employees, construction workers and animal rights advocates.
On a mission to track down the pet, the team used a secure release trap and set up a wildlife camera to attempt to capture it.
In a Facebook post, Ms Sahli said they also sent Rowdy’s favorite gifts to the airport to put in cages and even recorded voiceovers for them to play.
Despite numerous sightings, Rowdy continued to evade her pursuers – but her composure has now been restored.