Cat tracker project underway in suburban SA

To: "'Kathryn Eyles'" <>, <>
Subject: Cat tracker project underway in suburban SA
From: "Ian Baird" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:36:37 +1000


Thanks for posting this. New technology is opening up interesting research opportunities.


Whenever we see small animals present in habitat, we naturally assume they are there to feed and gain sustenance there. That is a reasonable assumption often borne out by complementary observations which support the presumption.


I see no reason why it is not logical to assume the same about cats –until we have good evidence to the contrary.


Ian Baird


From: Kathryn Eyles [
Sent: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 5:09 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Cat tracker project underway in suburban SA


Dear birdlsters 


For those interested in the cat containment debate - this fascinating project in SA is tracking the roaming patterns of a group of domestic cats in the suburbs.  


You can also view the individual cat tracks - click on view track under each cat   


Some moggies roam in their immediate neighbourhood but others like MonMon, Frizzle and BruceWillis had some long forays to suburb edge and beyond.



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