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Instagram Account Documents The Cats Who Live At Disneyland
Move over, DILFS of Disneyland. We are now following Cats of Disneyland.
The Instagram account @disneylandcats captures the rare sightings of the elusive Disneyland cats, with a little bit of imagined insight into their kitty minds.
People have known about the cats that roam Disneyland for a long time, with a longstanding rumor that Disney released these cats to control the rodent population. This rumor was even supported by Ryan Gosling. In reality, while the cats do hunt rodents on the grounds, the cats were already living there at least as early as 1955. According to the Disneyland Cats website, Walt Disney found the cats when they entered the building that is now the Sleeping Beauty Castle attraction. It soon became apparent that the cats, once removed from the building, were natural hunters and really didn't harm anyone. They are, in fact, rarely seen as they're afraid of humans and tend to only come out at night. They are fed, cared for and spayed and neutered when possible by Disney. There are currently an estimated 200 cats living at Disneyland.
The Instagram account features sightings of the feral kitties as they prowl the Disneyland grounds. Some seem to be friendlier and captured more often than others, and some have names. You can read through the cat profiles of known felines on Disneyland Cats' proper website. I personally identify with Giovanni, a fluffy, orange cat that "can't remember most of the year 2006."
If you happen to visit Disneyland and snap your own photo of a Disneyland Cat, you can submit it to the account via firstname.lastname@example.org.