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This time last year we had no black and white fluffball (Humbug having gone walkabout).  Now we have two!  Meet Bughum, the Other Beast of Girton.  Note white face, 70s 'tache and matching set of short socks.

We first heard about him last year when he generated a lot of false Humbug sightings down on the Cambridge side of the Girton gap. The agronomy research people call him CUFcat because they think he comes from Cambridge Uni Farm, near the astronomy place, but that's closed down now so he must live somewhere else.  It seems he's lost his hunting grounds to North West Cambridge development and been displaced up here.  He and Leicester had quite a civilised encounter after which he was permitted to skirt the perimeter to access the bramble patch further up Huntingdon Road.  Not sure where he comes from but presume he has an ape somewhere who helps him keep his fluff tangle free.  Presume he's male based on size and wandering, probably neutered since Leicester was able to stare him down, but who knows what he's got inside the fluff?

For comparision, here is the real, one and only Humbug. Note black face and generally asymmetrical, hungover and confused look.

Poor Leicester probably thinks this is how normal cats look and he is the weird one.

Date: 2014-06-09 10:57 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-06-09 02:46 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-06-09 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smtfhw.livejournal.com
Of course it's possible Leicester believes himself to be the only normal one...
Edited Date: 2014-06-09 02:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-06-09 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Leicester knows he is much More Than Normal.

Date: 2014-06-09 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penknife.livejournal.com
Fluffballs! Humbug looks so smug posing with his prey.

Date: 2014-06-09 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
He is always very pleased with himself when he gets a bunny.

Date: 2014-06-09 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
Another of the Hum species! Is this an invasion?

Date: 2014-06-09 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Perhaps he has cloned himself!

Date: 2014-06-10 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-d-medievalist.livejournal.com

I hope we can plan to meet after exam season! Perhaps a shopping trip in Camden, if not in Cambridge?

Date: 2014-06-11 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
I hope so too. I've messaged you.

Date: 2014-06-11 08:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amenirdis.livejournal.com
I see why the other gentleman is mistaken for Hummie. Those genes!

Date: 2014-06-11 10:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Fluffy moggies are quite unusual here, fluffies generally being pedigree fluffies, so Hum seems pretty weird. (OK, Hum is pretty weird.) I don't know if there are more fluffles in the US cat population or perhaps they just get more photos taken of them for the internet, but I get the feeling they are less unusual there.

It seems really strange that the only other cat we've come across who resembles The Beast is also the only other cat who visits our garden.


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