Disneyland’s feline rodent control program works a little too well.
ANAHEIM, CA — Fans of Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom know that the park plays host to dozens of feral cats. The cats are not only tolerated, but fed and cared for, as they help keep the park free from rodents.
Apparently, though, they were not told that some rodents were off-limits.
The cat involved, Lucifer, is a long-time resident of Disneyland park, and a favorite of Cast Members. He was even featured here on Uncle Walt’s Insider recently after being named as a Disneyland Ambassador.
“We really can’t fault him,” says a tearful Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). “The feral cats are there to keep the rodent population down, so he was just doing his job. But Minnie… why’d it have to be Minnie?”
No longer an Ambassador
Lucifer is said to be on “permanent hiatus” from his role as a Disneyland Ambassador.
“Yeah, obviously he’s not going to be representing the park any more,” sniffed Disney (no relation). “We’re thinking he’ll be quietly retired off-property. Maybe to wherever they’re keeping that tiger that mauled Siegfried & Roy.”
Minnie Mouse was 90.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you just visit Disneyland and spend lots of money so it will end up in Mickey’s bank account eventually.
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Cover photo: Disneyland Ambassador Lucifer, post-prandium. Photo by Jean [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.