updated 03/04/2009 AT 7:38 AM ET
•originally published 03/04/2009 AT 7:40 AM ET
A feline named Ugly Bat Boy freaks out some of the patrons at Exeter Veterinary Hospital in New Hampshire. It isn’t because he’s not friendly – he loves being petted – it’s because he’s not exactly the cutest cat you’ve ever seen.
This hairless cat has become a town star for his bad looks. “People come in to take pictures of him, on their cell phones,” Christie Hartnett, who works at the animal hospital where the cat lives, told WMUR. There are so many questions about the odd looking feline that the staff put up flyers explaining that he’s just like any other cat.
Ugly Bat Boy is about 8-years-old and perfectly normal in every way, says the staff, he just looks funny. He came from a litter of four kittens, and had a sister that looked exactly like him who died after just a few weeks.
The kitty, who lives at the animal hospital run by Dr. Stephen Bassett, spends his days running around the premises and sitting on a warm computer in the office, as people gawk at his unusual looks.
“The impression from clients that come in, they just don’t believe that he’s real because he just sits so still, and when he does move, he scares them, but they think he’s mesmerizing,” Hartnett said.
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