Farm Management

Feral cat management

Image Credit: Linda Reinhold
Image Credit: Granite Borders Landcare

Image Credit: Granite Borders Landcare

Feral cats live, hunt and reproduce in the wild. They have the body shape, acute senses and fine coordination perfectly suited for stalking and capturing prey. These traits have allowed feral cats to adapt to some of Australia’s harshest conditions and invade almost all parts of the continent.

In Australia they mainly eat small native and exotic mammals, birds, lizards and insects. About 80 endangered and threatened species are at risk from feral cat predation in Australia. Feral cats also carry diseases which can affect humans and other animals.

For more information on feral cats, case studies and videos head to: http://www.pestsmart.org.au/pest-animal-species/feral-cat/

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