Cats, prey switching, species level diversity

“Our most significant finding was a pattern of prey-switching from rabbits to small native mammals,” said Tim Doherty, lead author of the Journal of Biogeography study.

“This is important because control programs for rabbits could inadvertently lead to feral cats killing more native mammals instead. This means that land managers should use a multi-species approach for pest animal control.”

http://phys.org/news/2015-02-feral-cats-diet-native-species.html#jCp

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