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submitted by Museum Administration on 12.10.2003

Cat Skull, side view

Cat Skull, side view
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

The domestic short-haired cat is still quite common in Kytherian villages, but as people take them indoors as pets, the numbers of semi-wild farm cats seem to be dwindling. They are frequently poisoned by bait intended for rats. Their skeletons are immediately recognizable by the enormous eye sockets in their heads.

Cat skull, side view, 8.5 cm. Fratsia 1993. Photograph © Peter B. Tzannes, 2003

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