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HungryGuy's avatar

Why are there a gazillion cats living in the Colosseum?

Asked by HungryGuy (15956 points ) January 2nd, 2010

“Meow!”

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Mamradpivo's avatar

Lots of places to hide. And cats multiply rapidly to fill their niche.

Siren's avatar

Maybe someone dumped some of them there? And perhaps a great place to find mice and other small mammals and birds?

timothykinney's avatar

The catacombs were full.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

Rent control

Michael_Huntington's avatar

It’s a real pussy magnet
ba dum chhsss

HungryGuy's avatar

@Mike_Hunt – Oooooh! I’m glad I saw your answer befoere it got moderated :)

Irishmar's avatar

because the gladiators have left the building forever…..???

Allie's avatar

Probably for some of the reasons that have already been mentioned. There are a lot of places to hide, there are probably rodents around to catch. I would also think that maybe they get fed and they don’t need to find another place. The Colosseum is a tourist attraction and lots of people come and go. When they see a cute kitty maybe they give them some scraps or something. If I were living in an old, huge, spacious house where I was free to come and go (roam, if you will ;]) and people came to visit and bring me food daily I probably wouldn’t leave either.

Siren's avatar

I just hope someone is monitoring their numbers and spay/neutering them on a regular basis, or else nastier folk may try to remove them or worse, kill the poor creatures

HungryGuy's avatar

@Allie – The Colosseum is fairly close tro the forum ruins, so there’s even more “roam room” for them beyond the Colosseum…

HungryGuy's avatar

@Siren – I bet a lot of them get hit by cars going back and forth between the Colosseum and the forum (for those who don’t know, the Colosseum is right in the midst of the city with city traffic all around it)

janbb's avatar

Millions of cats, billions of cats, millions and bilions and trillions of cats…...

Siren's avatar

@HungryGuy: Wow, I hope not. Maybe they have conditioned themselves to be wary of cars. I’ve seen a few cats watch traffic go by on a street, then proceed to cross the street when all is clear. Come to think of it, I once saw a family of raccoons do the same thing (and Papa Raccoon was the leader in the front, giving the all clear).

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