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Cat's Toes

Nature volume 6, page 474 | Download Citation

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AT the village of Cookham-Dean, near Maidenhead, there is a race of cats having more than their normal complement of toes. They generally have six toes on the fore feet, and the usual number on the hind feet; but I saw two individuals which had six toes on each foot, and others which had seven toes on the fore feet, and either five or six on the hind feet. The stock, as far as I can learn from the not over-bright natives, appears to have originated about seven or eight years ago in the person of a “Tom” having six toes on each of its feet. I should think there are now a score or more living in the village.

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    • R. LYDEKKER

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