January 23, 2014
How many cats?
These are semi-strays. Someone has built several small shelters around this old building and brings food on a regular basis.
I don't know who does it but it is nice that they aren't left on their own.
OPINION read this at the risk of being offended.
I'm not a fan of feral cats as I am aware of how much damage they can do to the local wildlife.
I take all "scientific" studies with a large grain of salt because there is a lot of estimating involved.
According to Peter Marra of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, America’s cats, including housecats that adventure outdoors and feral cats, kill between 1.4 billion and 3.7 billion birds in a year.
This is a rather large range and the numbers can't be proved one way or another.
I don't know if this is accurate but the numbers scare this bird watcher.
There are 20 cats.