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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. Cats probably arrived in Australia as pets of European settlers and were later deliberately introduced in an attempt to control rabbits and rodents. Cats now occupy 99% of Australia, including many offshore islands.
This series of videos gives a general introduction to the problem of feral cats in Australia and discusses their biology, impacts and control.
- PestSmart Toolkit for feral cats: www.pestsmart.org.au/pest-animal-species/feral-cat/
- This video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDE9CC8EB2DA7D779
- PestSmart YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/PestSmart/