Noticeable, brightly coloured, cat collar protects birds from cat predation

There is a product on the market called Birdsbesafe®. They are fluffy cat collars in very bright colours. They are deliberately bright because songbirds see bright colours especially well. You can immediately understand the idea. The cat stalks a bird. … please continue reading

Picture of tabby cat and his killed pigeon

Cat hunting birds

This is a high quality picture of my cat and the pigeon that he killed while I was out at the gym. He kills pigeons by suffocating them with a throat bite much like lions killing large prey. Usually domestic … please continue reading

Contextualizing the predation of reptiles by cats in Australia

Pintupi hunter and dead feral cat

A recent study on how many reptiles are killed by cats in Australia concluded that 649 million reptiles are killed annually by both domestic cats and feral cats on the continent. The news media headlines translate this to cats killing … please continue reading

The Cat Wars are as intractable as the Syrian conflict and it is time for pro-cat and pro-wildlife groups to work together

Cat predation montage

You have heard the message of Cat Wars, a new book by the ornithologist Peter Marra writing in conjunction with Chris Santella. Dr Marra is the director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre in Washington. He said: “There has never … please continue reading

Cat Catches Bat and Brings it Into House Causing Fear and Chaos (video)

This “cat catching a bat video”, which you can see below, is amusing. What’s amusing about it is Nick Millerr’s complete panic about the whole thing although I don’t condone or like his attitude towards his cat for bringing in … please continue reading