The secret lives of cats


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The secret lives of cats.

The un-owned feral cats had larger territories than the house cats, but both had larger territories than expected. One of the male feral cats had a home range of 1,351 acres, while the pet cats had a mean home range of about 5 acres.

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  • o man we have a very large group of feral cats in the alley behind our house here in denver , i have seen 12 of them at one time , theres one huge one that looks like a bobcat almost hehe it always steals the stuff the other ones find , they’re always fighting each other , our alleyway is they’re fav spot cause of the dumpster for the pizza place i think heh

  • Blair Ivey

    1,351 acres is about 2 sq. mi. That seems a bit of a stretch for even the randiest tomcat. You can see what’s coming next: people taking up the ’cause’ of the feral cat. Legislation to study ranges and habitats. Infrastructure projects delayed as environmental impact studies are done. Concern over the human impact on feral cat habitat, especially as it relates to anthropogenic global warming. Property owners denied development permits so their land can be turned into feral cat sanctuaries, and “our children and grandchildren can see feral cats in their native habitat.”

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