No, we are not selling winged or glow-in-the-dark cats as Halloween accessories this year. Sorry to get your hopes up. But, there are some cat owners around the world who have found that their cats have suddenly sprouted wings – as in, wing-like appendages that extend from the cat’s back. Creepy? Of course, just look at this picture:
Give that cat some vicious teeth and some flying lessons and you’ll be looking at the deadliest predator to roam our modern Earth. Imagine the movie The Birds, except with winged cats. You walk outside and become enveloped in a cloud of winged cats, which – I can only speculate here – sustain their life on the sorrow and sadness of the human soul. It’s really all too horrifying to even imagine.
The specific cat in the first picture is owned by a woman known only as Feng. When asked about the sudden growth of wings, Feng said, “At first, they were just two bumps, but they started to grow quickly, and after a month there were two wings. Many female cats in heat came to harass him, and then the wings started to grow.”
Too much mating leads to winged growths? Cats have it made.
As for the glow-in-the-dark cats, a group of South Korean scientists are the ones to come up with that one.
The scientists cloned the cats from a mother’s altered skin cell and then messed with the cats’ genes by including fluorescence protein genes. This resulted in the glow-in-the-dark fluorescent effects seen in the pictures. One of the cats glows a bright green, while the other glows a negative red.
Before you go getting excited to own one of these astonishing creatures, know that they are not offered to the mass public. And even if they were offered to the public, the process to clone and create a fluorescent cat would cost between $32,000 and $50,000. There are plenty of other great animals that need homes and cost nothing near that amount.