In Australia if you kill foxes feral cat numbers increase in places where these ‘pests’ are sympatric

In Australia where the fox and feral cat are sympatric if you poison foxes to death with bait the feral cats tend to do better and kill more prey animals

The Conversation website boldly states that “baiting foxes can make feral cats even more brazen”. That statement is based on a study of 1.5 million camera traps photographs taken in forests of Australia. They studied the photographs by hand. ‘Sympatric’ – where wild animals live in the same area or their distribution overlaps. Is …

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Domestic cat is dominant among foxes, raccoons and stone martens (Germany)

Proof that foxes don't bother adult domestic cats

It seems that the domestic cat is ‘top cat’ in the list of urban wildlife species in Germany (and elswhere). A team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) have helped us to understand the relationship between domestic cats and wild foxes, raccoons and martens in the urban environment; …

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Fox and domestic cat in dispute over sausage in snow. Fox wins. No injuries.

Fox fights cat over sausage and fox wins

The fox is keener than the cat. He is desparate for the food. The cat gives a slightly weary swipe but eventually gives up. It supports my theory that foxes rarely kill domestic cats. They are too cautious about the domestic cat’s weapons (claw and teeth). They are too equal in capabilities. But it …

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There’s a difference between American coyotes and British foxes preying on domestic cats

Do coyotes eat cats?

This is a very distinct difference in the abilities of the American coyote and the British fox with respect to preying on outside domestic cats. In Britain there’s a bit of a myth that foxes ‘murder’ cats. The truth of the matter is that foxes are quite small, weighing less than the average pet …

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