Photo provided by Friskies Explorer chulick.
Gezhundeit! Just kidding.
While “polydactyl” may sound like an extinct species of dinosaur with a name that’s hard to pronounce, it’s not. It’s actually a term used to describe cats that have more than the usual number of toes (5 toes on each of the front paws and 4 on the back) on one or more of its paws. These cats are also known as “six-finger cats,” “mitten cats,” “thumb cats “or “Hemingway cats,” as Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway was especially fond of them. These types of cats are most commonly found on the East Coast of the United States and in England. Pretty cool, huh?
You can get a closer look at polydactyl paws by checking out this page.
Do any of you Explorers have a polydactyl cat?
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