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Take a look at Japan’s Cat Island

Take a look at Japan’s Cat Island

Curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.

Originally introduced to the mile-long island of Aoshima to deal with mice that plagued fishermen’s boats, the cats stayed on – and multiplied.

More than 120 cats swarm the island with only a handful of humans for company, mostly pensioners who didn’t join the waves of migrants seeking work in the cities after WWII.

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One Comment on Take a look at Japan’s Cat Island


  • beachcombergirl
    March 6, 2015 3:26 pm

    The food bill must be huge who pays it?

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