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. :)