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House Cats as Predators

Animals  (tags: wildlife, ferral cats, animals )

- 1906 days ago -
A new study by Scott Loss, Tom Will and Peter Marra in Nature Communications makes new estimates of total mortality of wildlife due to house cats, and they are quite high: median estimates of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals annually in the USA.

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Kay M (347)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:12 pm
heard this was based on 20 actual cats. doesn't seem like a good sample size to make generalizations.

jo M. (3)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:09 pm
Absolutely no doubt, cats are responsible for killing a staggering number of creatures. Do appreciate it when the creature is a mouse or other rodent, though, except the chipmunks and squirrels.

Klia o (2)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:05 pm
This is just the latest study trying to bring to light exactly how big an impact cat predation has on wildlife. I wish cat owners would start caring about wildlife, too, and keep their kitties indoors.

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:38 am
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