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(Mother Nature Network)   Back in the 1800s, fishermen on one island mistakenly thought that feeding the local cats would bring them wealth and fortune. Boy, were they wrong   (mnn.com) divider line 24
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2012-12-18 09:18:52 AM  
3 votes:
I want to live there!
2012-12-18 12:57:53 PM  
2 votes:
2012-12-18 06:49:46 PM  
1 votes:
Doesnt Japan also have a Bunny Island? *hits Google* Yes, it does.
2012-12-18 04:09:50 PM  
1 votes:
Will look out for those cats big time:
teamshocker.com
2012-12-18 03:15:32 PM  
1 votes:
And if the kitties get lost, Mr. Nakata will find them.

fc07.deviantart.net
2012-12-18 03:04:59 PM  
1 votes:
OMFG KITTIES

I WANT TO MOVE THERE RIGHT NOW.
2012-12-18 01:48:15 PM  
1 votes:

WordsnCollision: Paris1127: Did the cats survive the tsunami? Because it's an island in Miyagi Prefecture, which was one of, if not the, worst hit last year. And the last place I'd want to be in a tsunami is on an island...

/cats probably moved to higher ground...

Yes and yes... the cats raised a ruckus, peeps & pusses made for higher ground, and no lives of either species were lost. Caterwauling video goodness here.

[s3-ak.buzzfeed.com image 600x399]


That video hurt to watch... Otherwise, it's good to know that felines and humans alike survived.

/did they do a cat census or something?
Skr
2012-12-18 01:32:04 PM  
1 votes:
Sounds like an interesting place to visit, I'm guessing the semi feral cats bury their refuse like racoons do so it probably isn't completely terrible.


On a side note, Feline leukemia would be a tragedy if introduced into an island population like that : /
2012-12-18 01:29:59 PM  
1 votes:

Paris1127: Did the cats survive the tsunami? Because it's an island in Miyagi Prefecture, which was one of, if not the, worst hit last year. And the last place I'd want to be in a tsunami is on an island...

/cats probably moved to higher ground...


Yes and yes... the cats raised a ruckus, peeps & pusses made for higher ground, and no lives of either species were lost. Caterwauling video goodness here.

s3-ak.buzzfeed.com
2012-12-18 01:16:27 PM  
1 votes:
Did the cats survive the tsunami? Because it's an island in Miyagi Prefecture, which was one of, if not the, worst hit last year. And the last place I'd want to be in a tsunami is on an island...

/cats probably moved to higher ground...
2012-12-18 01:11:21 PM  
1 votes:
www.mnn.com

The day Ishiro wore "Tuna Spice" after shave was the last day anyone ever saw him alive.

/"Tuna Spice" was the name we gave a female programmer way back when the Spice Girls were together.
2012-12-18 01:03:44 PM  
1 votes:
This cries out for a bunch of 'em to be caught, "fixed" & released. Don't get rid of 'em, just bring the population down a bit. It would be neat if they did genetic tests and selected the best to keep breeding, maybe bring in some new blood.

Collect lots of data too. They're so inbred by now they might be genetically interesting. Are there major mutations? Could they be speciating or at least be starting a new "race?"

And I'm picturing hordes of fleas chasing people around. Ship in some Advantage and Frontline, stat.
2012-12-18 12:45:26 PM  
1 votes:
So the fisherman would stop "overnight" on the island and visit the "local establishments"

Can you say Cat House....literally??
2012-12-18 12:45:00 PM  
1 votes:

DownDaRiver: Just set her loose


I've seen that before but what is it. Has that cat she's holding ceased to be?
2012-12-18 12:37:14 PM  
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: A 870 Remington in 12 gauge load with 6 shot will fix that islands problem


Followed by a beat down by superstitious mouth Japs on the bloodthirsty round eye.
2012-12-18 12:36:29 PM  
1 votes:
I want a cabin with cat ears.
2012-12-18 12:35:16 PM  
1 votes:
A 870 Remington in 12 gauge load with 6 shot will fix that islands problem
2012-12-18 12:32:48 PM  
1 votes:
i877.photobucket.com

Just set her loose, she"ll have the problem under control in a week!
2012-12-18 12:27:20 PM  
1 votes:

cgraves67: A penal colony for crazy cat hoarders?


Just think - a hundred crazy cat ladies on one island.
2012-12-18 12:26:24 PM  
1 votes:
A penal colony for crazy cat hoarders?
2012-12-18 12:04:53 PM  
1 votes:
"Synchronized Licking" is a great name for a band...
2012-12-18 09:32:10 AM  
1 votes:
Holy crazy cat ladies, batman!!!
2012-12-18 09:30:40 AM  
1 votes:
You know, come to think of it, I kinda already do.

Sigh.
2012-12-18 09:20:01 AM  
1 votes:
Me too!
 
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