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Last Updated: Tuesday April 19 2011 16:36 GMT

Stowaway cat has epic holiday

Douglas the black cat

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A cat that got trapped in a shipping container for 18 days with no food or water has turned up completely fine - more than 2,000 miles from its home!

Douglas the black cat often hangs out at a port in New Zealand. But when the staff didn't see him around much, they started to get worried.

That's until he popped up in Adelaide in Australia, having spent more than two weeks at sea inside a container.

The pussy has been checked over by a vet and been allowed to return home.