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Tom cats in Sichuan province in southern China have sprouted wing-like growths on their backs, which locals are attributing to the hot summer weather and the romantic attentions of females.
Originally posted by logicize
reply to post by johnsky
Doesn't sound like evolution. They 'sprouted' the wings. They started to grow after the cats were born.
I had a cat once that was weaned too early and started to use the tip of its tail as a pacifier. It sucked the color out of its tail and was left with a light colored tail tip. But of all the cats I've had, and I've had quite a few, I've never seen one lick itself a set of wings.
Is it possible someone has been playing God in a laboratory?
I really can't say, but it just gives me a bad feeling.
Originally posted by johnsky
Ah evolution in progress.Though I don't think these are to become "wings" more like thin flaps to regulate body heat. Like a heat exchange.
Although the growths appear fluffy, they contain bone.
In fact, the hairy growths probably developed because of unusual grooming habits, a genetic defect or a hereditary skin condition.