PICTURE: Roaming cat captured on camera as part of our citizen science monitoring program.
Killers on the prowl doing harm to native wildlife.
Our citizen science project to get an idea of what’s going on at Munibung Hill is collecting essential data for us in our quest to protect not only the physical land area, but also the native wildlife that has lived at Munibung Hill for eons. We fear for their safety and we have evidence that supports this.
These Images of of feral and domestic predators reinforces the need to get a better understanding of the human introduced non-native animals that give our native animals such as bandicoots, lizards, possums, birds and others a hard time. These invaders of native animal habitat can travel large distances in a single hunting trip, before lying low during the day, resting themselves to repeat this again night after night. No wonder our ecologists are serious about programs to reduce these predator numbers, especially feral cats. And no wonder some conservation groups advocate fencing out the ferals.
There are a number of ways you can help. Record any sightings. Record any evidence such as scats. Keep domestic cats in enclosed areas at ALL times. (From MMM Issue # 14, November 2020)