Skip to comments.Feral cats killing protected native animals (Australia)
Posted on 05/07/2014 8:52:04 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Exploding feral pest numbers across the region aren't just keeping graziers busy.
At Boolcoomatta Reserve, which is 100 kilometres west of Broken Hill, native animals are being targeted.
Set on 63,000 hectares, Boolcoomatta was once a thriving sheep station in its hey day, but is now a nature reserve protecting endangered plants and animals.
Property manager Glen Norris says as conditions remain dry, feral cats are becoming a big problem.
(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...
RELEASE THE VIKING KITTIES!
Calling all cat haters.
They're murder on the Australian giant hopping mice.
SO, the Aussies have a super-sized feral cat problem - now we know why .22 ammo is so scarce.
Good luck with that...guns wewre confiscated in Australia...
Aussi joke: Why do Australians oil ther lawns....?
Answer: To lube their guns.
Make the kitties the new protected species. Problem solved!
The big, brave Aussie military have been shooting cats for twenty years. I don’t know what’s worse. Killings cats, or misusing the military.
All these “Invasive Species!” scares seem to be greenie hysteria. They love their evolution, but shriek at the results. Which are never as bad as advertised.
Yes. And that was a nightmare that came true! The damn thing got out of it's pond and is now in Congress:
I LOVE cats, but just as with feral dogs, they will become far more than just a nuisance.
Some years ago, I saw a TV show where the government was actually paying Aborigines to hunt and eat cats. It was terribly sad, but I understand why they need to do it.
The feral cat population of Australia is nothing like the situation here in the US. These cats are breeding out in the bush and have been for many generations with no real threats. Coyotes, Bobcat’s, Hawks and Horned Owls pretty much take care of any stray cat’s that manage to get on the ranch here. They are a shoot on sight animal in the bush of Australia and would be here if they ever got started. We keep cats at the ranch house but they don’t last long before something picks them off. A big Red Tail Hawk can make short work of a full grown cat and just about anything can take kittens or smaller cats.
I’m aware of that, and since the article was addressing the feral cat situation in Australia, I was speaking directly about that situation, not the situation of feral and stray cats in the US.
Another thing I heard (I don’t know that it’s really true, so take it or leave it) was the the feral cats were originally introduced into the wild of Australia in order to help reduce the out of control rabbit population, which escaped from domestic stocks to begin with.