Another interesting article on feral cats

To: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Subject: Another interesting article on feral cats
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:53:08 +0000
Agree there Greg

Both NZ and British experiments have shown that privately owned cats
roam up to 3 km and take prey at that distance from the home they
live in.  In the NZ study it was two farm cats that finished off the
rabbits in an experimental exclosure, after the wild predators gave
up after reducing the rabbit (live bait) numbers to about 8.

It is wild cats that reduce my swiftlet colonies in Nth Qld down to
about 5-10 pairs, from 100-400 pairs.  Takes them a long time to



Michael Tarburton


On 17/11/2015, at 3:02 PM, Greg and Val Clancy wrote:

> I was also concerned about the statement "only in areas where it
> won't impact on domestic cats".
> Any cat that isn't in its owners house or in a special outside run
> should be considered feral.

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