by Amanda Kahn
Feral cats have quite a nice lifestyle on the West Side of Bamfield. The Bamfield Cat Houses were built to give the cats shelter from the rain and cold. They’re kept well-stocked with food and fresh water and because of the cat houses’ proximity to the boardwalk (the main thoroughfare on the West Side), the cats are well accustomed to humans.
Even though the cats do not seem to mind being close to humans (and the dogs that roam up and down the boardwalk), they do not call attention to themselves either. One day I noticed a visitor amongst the tiny cat town–see if you can spot it in the photo below.
Can’t find the cat? It’s pretty well camouflaged, but below is a zoomed-in photo of it (if you’re reading this on the main page, click the “Continue Reading” link to see the rest of the post, including the photo with the solution.
Keep an eye out when visiting the West Side! I’ll bet I’ve walked past 10 for every 1 cat I’ve noticed!