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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2016, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ferals down under

There was a special on Dingoes on Nat Geo Wild, that also featured other critters-like feral cats.

They've blended into the ecosystem, hunting wooded areas, where they're safe from big, panty, hungry dingoes!

Lots of feral animals are considered pests. Feral cattle are shot on sight.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 08:22 AM
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Lots of feral cats are shot on site too, mostly in farming areas. We have lots of problem introduced wildlife here, so do many places I suppose.

Unfortunately there's not a great deal that can be done in the arid interior. Feral cat territories can be very large, so finding and dealing with them is tricky. We actually have a number of sanctuaries owned by a private company that have cat and fox proof fencing surrounding the entire area. And I'm not talking small sanctuaries either.

On another note, I'm very keen to see a wild dingo one day.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2016, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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I let Robin romp outside. So far he hasn't been MUCH of a threat to the local wildlife He's a fair hunter, a great mouser! I don't know where I stand on the bird population issue...

I DO know that in the spring and summer, when there's a lot more critters running around, he's more prone to run off.

I just want him to get fresh air, and feel the grass under his feet!
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kwik edition: Robin's never killed anything outside.
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In studies done of cats, it shows they have a 2 mile territory radius!

As far as feral and socialized cats being a threat to the bird population, they are way down the list of being the result of declining bird population. In fact TNR people are a solution to the declining population because most TNR groups take in socialized abandoned cat they trap and vet and adopt them back out to indoor only homes!

Here is a good article on what the major threats to the bird population are.

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Thanks sharing this!!! And the linky. Alley Cat Allies? I might just sign aboard...
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