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• The spacesuits worn by the cast were very hot, es- • The first day that she shot a scene involving Jones the pecially filming under studio lights in the summer. cat, Sigourney Weaver’s skin started reacting badly When Ridley Scott put his own kids into space suits and she thought she was allergic to the cat. Howevin order to film a couple of long shots, the kids both er, it turned out that Weaver was reacting to glycerin passed out from the heat. After that, the suits were sprayed on her skin to make her look hot and sweaty. redesigned to allow more ventilation. • You can buy a book called “Jonesy: Nine Lives on the • Ridley Scott was desperate to avoid having the alien Nostromo” which tells the story of “Alien” from the look like a man wearing a rubber suit. He consid- cat’s point of view: “Aboard the USCSS Nostromo, ered casting mimes, basketball players, and even Pe- Jonesy leads a simple life enjoying The Company cat ter Mayhew who played Chewbacca in “Star Wars.” food and chasing space rodents. Until one day, his But he ran across a man named Bolaji Badejo in a cryostasis catnap is rudely interrupted. The humans pub. Badejo was about 7 feet tall with long gangly have a new pet and it's definitely not house-trained.” arms and legs that gave him the stance of a praying The movie’s tag line was, “In space, no one can hear mantis, which was perfect for the role. While he ul- you scream” and the theme of the cat’s book is, “In timately had fun playing the creature, Badejo never space, no one can hear you meow.” acted again, and died in 1992 at the age of 39.
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• Cats expanded their populations around the world largely through traveling on ships, where they were used to control rodents. Upon landing on some remote outpost, many went to shore and established new populations, to the great detriment 8:12 AM of native species. Whereas domestic dogs who go feral often struggle to maintain wild populations without aid of mankind, domestic cats who go feral are able to thrive and reproduce even without humans.
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• Marion Island off the coast of South Africa is a forbidding landscape, with a permanent snowcap, a harsh climate, and a lot of volcanic activity. Two cats released on this island in 1949 resulted in over 2,000 surviving descendants 25 years later. The cats had been brought in to control the mouse population, as the invasive mice (who had jumped ship) were affecting the bird population. The cats also decimated the birds. After a concerted effort, all cats were removed from the ecosystem by 1991 at enormous expense. • A report blamed domesticated cats as a factor in the disappearance of 89 out of Australia’s 138 extinct or nearly extinct mammal species. • The Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain used to be covered by a particular type of shrub found only on those islands. The shrub reproduced by seeds, but the seeds could not sprout unless they were eaten and then excreted by a certain type of lizard that also lived only on those islands. When cats arrived on the islands, they ate all the lizards, which went extinct. The shrub later died out entirely as well. ...continued
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CAT vs. ISLAND (cont.)
• When the invasive cat population was removed from Macquarie Island located halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, their absence resulted in an exploding population of the similarly invasive rabbits. The rabbits ate so much of the vegetation on the steep mountainsides that it resulted in landslides that wiped out much of the population of native penguins.
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• The Key Largo wood rat is found only on the island of Key Largo south of Florida. It was so critically endangered that an artificial breeding program was begun in 2005. Wood rats were raised in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Yet when they were released on Key Largo, they the rats would invariably end up being killed by local cats. The program was abandoned in 2012. • Stephens Island is a speck of land off the coast of New Zealand. In 1894, a lighthouse was built on the tiny island. Lighthouse keeper David Lyall brought his pregnant cat along. The resulting litter roamed the island. The cats kept bringing Lyall dead birds. Lyall was an amateur ornithologist, so he examined each bird and was excited to see examples of an unknown species of wren. He sent several preserved bodies off to ornithologists, who dubbed the new bird the Stephens Island wren, and clamored for more samples. However, Lyall had increasing difficulty in finding more samples of the tiny bird. By the time a year had passed from his first discovery, he could find none at all. In the span of a single year, Lyall’s cats had discovered and then decimated the entire population of the new species, which was now completely extinct. Lyall may have been the only human to have ever seen the bird in real life. When a new lighthouse keeper took over in 1899, he removed over 100 cats from the environment, yet it took another quarter of a century before Stephens Island was once again cat-free.
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