Feral Cat Cam: a unique perspective into one of the biggest threats to Australia's native small mammals

Feral Cat Cam: a unique perspective into one of the biggest threats to Australia's native small mammals
Sanctuaries
Charnley River – Artesian Range | Mornington-Marion Downs
Field Programs
Feral cat research | Feral cat and fox control | Science: surveys and research

Feral Cat Cam: a unique perspective into one of the biggest threats to Australia's native small mammals - April 2013

In a world first, AWC has deployed five GoPro video cameras on feral cats. The footage from these cats has given us a unique insight into how they use habitat. For example, they avoid dense grass and use creeklines for navigation. We have also witnessed a number of predation events that highlight the opportunistic nature and ambush tactics of cat hunting behaviour. The resting cat in this video for instance, suddenly rouses itself to kill a native dragon that it heard nearby