We where Cycling the Oodnadatta Track from Marree to Coober Pedy and this is what we saw: Dead Cats hunging in a try

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Comments (10)

mfogarty on April 28, 2007

The cats are a problem in the area, killing all the native wild life, so have most likely been killed to help solve the situation.

Car-N-Cia on September 9, 2007


Haas on December 29, 2008

But where did you DRINK? And for how long didn't you see anybody...

EXRAT on October 21, 2009

Ok , kill the cats ... but make this ... what is the fool presenting death as a "spectacle" ?

EXRAT on October 21, 2009

And after they are invading by mouse ...

Peterbnz on December 22, 2009

In all the years I'd live in NSW (1½), Vic (1) & SA (15) I've seen rabbits hung on the barbed wire fences, cats drapped the same way - but reckon that way out here, fences are a dozen miles apart, so not so many spots to hang the Nº 1 Killer in almost every country. The bloody CAT!

As both the cat & rabbit breed like flies, as do the mice & rats, when conditions are right. So do the good 'ole 'roos & the camels.

First to produce offspring would normally be the rabbit, followed by the cat then the roo. Remembering that it takes a little longer to produce a camel than a rabbit or mouse.

[It is worth noting that of those animals, only the Kanga is native, all the rest are introduced animals that thrive in 'Oz... worse luck!]

Should include the wiley old fox, too, as that just like a feline displays the same sort of character.

If these dead animals were to be just left on the ground, then the vermin (rats etc) would dispose of them, but if hung somewhere (fence, tree etc) they seem to decompose much more quickly.

Any way, Christmas Greetings from Christchurch, NZ -Peter!

Micheil on July 3, 2010

Australië doodt katten om vogels te redden Uitgegeven: 18 juni 2010 11:14 Laatst gewijzigd: 18 juni 2010 11:14

SYDNEY - De Australische overheid probeert in twee wildparken de wilde katten uit te roeien. De dieren doden te veel grondpapegaaien, een vogelsoort waarvan nog minder dan 140 exemplaren in het wild leven. Dat meldden Australische media vrijdag. © Inertia StockVliegtuigjes verspreiden giftig voedsel voor de wilde katten in de parken. Met zenders wordt gekeken of de katten inderdaad doodgaan en wat dat voor invloed heeft op de papegaaienpopulatie.

De westerse grondpapegaai, die zoals de naam al zegt voornamelijk op de grond leeft, komt alleen nog voor in de nationale parken Fitzgerald River en Cape Arid in het westen van Australië.

De katten zouden de voornaamste oorzaak zijn van de steeds kleiner wordende populatie, aldus het departement voor Milieu en Conservatie.

Micheil on July 28, 2010

Australia kills cats for bird rescue Published: June 18, 2010 11:14 Modified: June 18, 2010 11:14

SYDNEY - The Australian government tries in two wildlife parks to eradicate feral cats. Kill the animals too much ground parrots, a species which is less than 140 copies in the wild. Australian media reported that Friday. Inertia Stock planes spreading poisonous food to feral cats in the parks. Channel is checked if the cats are dying, and how this affects the parrot population.

The western ground parrot, which as the name suggests, mainly on the ground alive, nowhere else in the national parks Fitzgerald River and Cape Arid in Western Australia.

The cats were the main cause of dwindling population, according to the Department of Environment and Conservation.

snucklepuff on November 16, 2012

What a great photo and you have to love a dead cat! The greatest destroyer of Australian wildlife! cheers james

InTheBush on November 17, 2012

and lets not forget why they are out there trying to survive (like the rest of us) in the first place...because the stupid HUMANS brought them here in ships, then didn't look after them properly. I am fully aware what they do to our environment, but lets be humane and dignified about solving a problem that our very own ancestors caused. No offence intended to anyone...just due respect to all living creatures.

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