Jul 2, 2012

Predator on the loose

There is a relatively new predator on the loose and its numbers are growing. Like members of the weasel family, it is a fearless hunter, and it is an indiscriminate killer of small birds, mammals and reptiles. This species is extremely adaptable, able to thrive in nearly all regions of the world. In North America, it is the most abundant carnivore. In 2008, it was recognized by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the world's worst invasive introduced species.

This invasive predator is
Felis catus, the domestic house cat.

As advocates for wildlife conservation, we encourage everyone to read a comprehensive package of information on the impacts of free-roaming cats,
HERE.