Regarding cat trapping and it's effectiveness,we
have had terrific success.
A fellow bird watcher has a fantastic cat trap he's
made for himself and now us.
We live on 1.5 acres on the Burnett River in
On many occasions bundles of feathers would be
found on the ground around our
revegetated block.Since the trap has been set
we have caught in excess of 20 cats.
A couple of real ferals but most are trespassing
moggies.The bait is usually tea leftover
chicken and the like.The cats are taken to the
RSPCA and we happily pay the
recommended $5 serender fee.Our attitude is that
any true caring cat owner would
check there if their cat is missing for a few
days.The RSPCA keeps them for up to a
week before destroying them.Funny thing is
that I don't think we've caught the same cat twice!
We also catch very few now anyway and the avifauna
is enhanced in both number of
species and numbers of individual
We can all make a difference.
The other interesting thing is that they are all (I
think ) males.
Maybe they roam more than females?.
It was said that cats are wary of traps.Those cats
must be smarter than our Bundy moggies then