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Feral cat at Flowerdale

May 26, 2011

Some unwelcome animals were caught on camera on a steep ridgeline along Spring Valley Road, Flowerdale, where the vegetation is gradually regenerating after the Black Saturday fires.

This sleek and clearly well-fed feral House Cat (Felis catus) poses a significant threat to our recovering native wildlife.

Another major threat to wildlife in the district is the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes). Fortunately in this case its prey seems to be a rabbit !?

Foxes have been recorded on camera at several of the sites we have surveyed, often hunting during the day, and attracted by our scent-lures, which are safely contained within strong plastic containers !

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  1. June 8, 2011 7:57 pm

    Maybe the cat that has been seen is one that may have survived the fires and once was a beloved pet of someone but never found.

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