This Japanese island has been completely taken over by cats. And it’s the cutest thing ever.

It’s known as ‘Cat Island’ and for good reason…

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The tiny Japanese island of Aoshima is home to around 20 people, but now has a cat population of over 120!

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Cats were originally brought to the remote island to kill mice living on fishermen’s boats, but as they were un-neutered, quickly multiplied.

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Most of the local residents left the island looking for work on the mainland after the second world war, but the felines stayed behind.

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Cats outnumber people 6 to 1!

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It’s about a 30 minute ferry ride back to the mainland.

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Most of the cats are ginger, but there are also torties and other breeds.

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They roam freely through the streets looking for scraps from the handful of residents.

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Most of the visitors to the island are now daytrippers, keen for a glimpse of ‘Cat Island’.

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But there are no restaurants, shops or regular tourist attractions… just lots of hungry moggies!

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The cats survive on rice balls, energy bars… basically anything they can pilfer from tourists.

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I don’t know about you… but I want to live there! Check out the video below…

via Daily Mail