"Researchers find invasive felines hunt with greater intensity, in broader environments and in greater numbers than equivalent native marsupial predator"
"Australia’s wildlife are at least 20 times more likely to come across a deadly feral cat than one of the country’s native predators, according to a new study.
Invasive cats, which kill billions of native animals each year, form a triple threat, the study finds, by hunting with greater intensity, in broader environments and in greater numbers than an equivalent native marsupial predator – the spotted-tailed quoll.
“They eat everything and they’re in every environment,” says study author Dr Rowena Hamer. “They’re impressive, but devastating.”"
Graham Readfearn reports for the Guardian January 5, 2021.