Saturday 10 December 2016

The next health crisis: fat cats (and the risk of being eaten by one)

Published 18/01/2016 | 02:30

Long distance runner Jerry Kiernan Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
Long distance runner Jerry Kiernan Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The cats are getting bigger. There's no doubt about that. If this keeps on going we'll have lions terrorising Ireland, or cousins of lions. It might be good for tourism. American dentists will be coming in droves to fill the Irish big cats with lead.

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But this is not a hunting piece. Irish people are getting bigger. And the cats will soon be eating people for dinner, it being a well known fact that cats are deadly hunters. The cats will probably have a bit of fun first. They usually fool around with mice for a while before they kill them.

There's this mauve cat and he walks around the perimeter of our garden like he owns the place. The first time I saw him didn't I think he was after escaping from Duffy's Circus.

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