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The drain cats are doing OK

By johnboy - 24 October 2010 46

[First filed: Oct 23, 2010 @ 23:20]

Drain cat

Woden’s drain cats have occupied a lot of attention.

Fortunately FS from Urban Adventure has been able to report that despite recent rains the cats have proven more resilient than Cotter River bridges.

The cats abide.

(slideshow below)

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The drain cats are doing OK
el 6:04 pm 24 Oct 10 said :

They drink water straight from the drain.

Urgh, that can’t be good.

Tainted 5:57 pm 24 Oct 10

I-filed said :

Fiona said :


Hardly. Feral cats range far and wide and are destroying our wildlife.

Perhaps they wouldn’t if morons made the effort to properly care for their pets by getting them desexed. ‘Feral’ cats can make fantastic pets, just as my cat from a drain has.

I-filed 5:05 pm 24 Oct 10

Fiona said :


Hardly. Feral cats range far and wide and are destroying our wildlife.

toriness 3:42 pm 24 Oct 10

cute as, i love the main one with him/her popping up meerkat-like for a looksie 🙂

Thoroughly Smashed 3:40 pm 24 Oct 10

So do we need to send Captain RAAF out there with his F88? 12:29 pm 24 Oct 10

Oh, and very nice slide show by the way.

I popped by to take a look at the cute kittehs (lolspeak for Kitty) and counted 9, but apparently missed two way further up, so there is 11. Some are clearly related, as they have the upside down T of white on their face, and white paws.

They seemed to be waiting for something, and rejoiced when the old Asian lady turned up to feed them. The kittehs were fascinating to watch. They have a designated kitteh litter area, so they don’t seem to foul up their home drains. They are social, in that they seem to enjoy each other’s commpany, and groom each other. They don’t fight over food, and tolerate each other sharing food. They drink water straight from the drain. They run up and down the main drain to eat food dropped for them or to communicate / socialise.

Interestingly, they are compleatly silent. They do not meow at all. They do not growl at each other. Oh, hang on, I heard one hiss at another as they were playing in the sun. They are pretty cluey on where to find the last of the sun as well. They’re also very wary of humans. I was not able to get all that close to them.

Almost all of them are either pretty young, or small. Some look to be only a few months old. Possible candidates for living with humans? 12:22 pm 24 Oct 10

I really should have included my user name when I meailed in these. Cute kittehs. 🙂

OzChick 12:20 pm 24 Oct 10

I have seen cats living in the drains at the CIT Reid dirt carpark.

drewski 10:19 am 24 Oct 10

i spied about 5 of them from the bike path at woden yesterday. they were the healthiest looking ferals i’ve ever seen! i thought i was back in byron bay…

Thumper 9:32 am 24 Oct 10

hahaha… great photo!

arescarti42 9:25 am 24 Oct 10

Damn, those cats look a lot….fatter than I imagined drain cats would

Fiona 9:07 am 24 Oct 10


s-s-a 9:04 am 24 Oct 10

Didn’t see any floating past in the Woden Creek kayaking vid…

Oooh I wantz to know if the fwuffy one has a zipper to put ur jarmies in???

terubo 8:18 am 24 Oct 10

Why, that’s my Tibbles who vanished two years ago – I wondered where the flea-infested varmint had got to!

georgesgenitals 12:12 am 24 Oct 10

Those cats are pretty street smart. It will take more than some rain to get rid of them.

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