Feral cats away in a meow-nger

Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News
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Next stop Noah's ark.

A group of feral cats has taken over a nativity scene in Brooklyn, N.Y., and not for the first time, DNA Info New York reports.

The cats recently took up residence in the seasonal holiday display, organized by Brooklyn residents Annette and Susane Amendola. Apparently the cats are drawn to the warm lights (and perhaps the sly wit of the three wise men). Naturally, their appearance draws a crowd of appreciative onlookers.

It's all in good fun on the days leading up to Christmas (plenty of room in the barn, and all). But what about when baby Jesus makes his appearance on the 25th? Do the cats give the Son of God some room to stretch out in the manger?

Nope. Jezebel reports that once the statue of baby Jesus is brought out, the cats simply knock the infant from the manger and hang out in the hay. Guess they skipped Sunday school.

The cats' hostile takeover got us thinking of other scenes that might benefit from their charms.

Here they are at the moon landing.

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 Here they are at the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.

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Here they are on the set with Marilyn Monroe.

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 Very cute, but not everybody is impressed.

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 And, finally...

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