Startling new revelations about Fat Cats in Ireland. We thought we know all about them
and they havoc they have wrecked on our country.
Query: Who brought them here?
St Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland
despite their complaints
No mention of Fat Cats, a more dangerous fauna.
Were they later immigrants?
Latest research shows they came with the Vikings
Here’s a close-up of one of your pet’s ancestors! The great grand-daddy of all our Fat Cats
They bred alone for their first few centuries in Ireland.
The mutation for tabby cats
did not occur until the Middle Ages.
The full Fat Cat mutation
occurred early in the 21st century, though the signs were there earlier.
a population geneticist at Harvard Medical School said “I didn’t even know there were Viking cats.”
Now we do.