It’s raining cats and tourists on a Japanese island

Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern JapanBy Chris Meyers AOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, 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.

March 3, 2015 8:43 am

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