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In New Yorks war between cats and rats, the rats win hands down

Source: freerepublic.com   ( Politics > Right Wing > Conservative )

Sep 28, 2018 7:42 AM 3+ mon ago

Feral cats fail to fulfil their role as rat controllers in New York City, new research reveals. Cats (Felis catus) are often released in New York in the belief that they will make a dent on the city’s centuries-old rat problem. However, a study of the two species in the mean streets of Gotham reviewed 306 videos of cat-rat interactions over a 79-day period and found that just two – yes, two – rodents lost their lives. In contrast, earlier research from the US suggests that feral cats are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for US birds......Read more.

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