Interestingly enough, there tends to be a large number of these extra toed cats in the Boston
area.. the reasoning for this, I am told, is that they were brought over on ships back in the 'old days' because they made better mousers. The cats bred amongst each other on the ships
, and when they eventually landed in Boston, and the ships no longer needed them, they ended up all over the city.
Someone who has 5 or 6 of these cats here in Boston told me this story, I believe it. There are weird cats around here. :)