The history of cats in Australia

To: "Carl Clifford" <>, "Ian May" <>
Subject: The history of cats in Australia
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:37:55 +1000
From: "Carl Clifford" > Does anyone know if feral cats in this region have a preponderance for bob or deformed tails? SE Asian "feral" cat carry a bob-tail gene. A higher incidence of "bob-tails" amongst the ferals in areas of the North where Makassarese fishermen may have visited.

As a youngster growing up on Cape York in the late 60's I saw lots of feral cats. They were long and rangy with very long tails held upright. I do not remember seeing a bobtail at all. An interesting behavioural trait is that they would invade the settlement in troupes. I use the word troupes because from behind they looked like monkeys.

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