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Never seen so many fat and mostly healthy stray cats. There were about 12 in the trees, on the beach. The locals feed them. Just scatter a kg of dry food every morning and leave them to it. And that was in April. No tourists.
No mice or small birds either. Non. except some kind of huge and fierce sort of sea crow and big gulls.
And there were about another 10 inside the ruin in the shade.
Cat's are smart, they've found a niche in the tourist market and exploit it to the max.
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Interesting point, in Australia they are relentless killing machines causing untold destruction of our native fauna. Yes they make good companions. No argument there. But they are not appropriate here. Feral cats, dogs and Camels are some of the problems. That’s why we are trying to remove them. it needs to be done on an industrial scale.
Here the local cat rescue association struggles to find homes for all of the strays that there is a seemingly endless supply of. They won't adopt them out to just anybody, they do screen the applicants.Sorry for your invasion of the cats! Here we must jump over a high bar in order to adopt a cat from a local shelter, and we and other friends have been denied the privilege of adopting one. FWIW our cats are indoor only, as we have bird feeders and birds, and the cats would surely kill them, if allowed.
About 30 years ago I met an old bushie in Darwin, forget the name. His mission in life was killing feral cats. He came to town a few times a year to sell cat skin hats.Interesting point, in Australia they are relentless killing machines causing untold destruction of our native fauna.....
But.... Are they?I’m good with that.
Cats are badass. The Panthers of the South American Amazon variety feast on Caimans.