Cats versus quolls

Cats versus quolls

A feral cat with Rosella. Credit: Brisbane City Council

Sorry, cat lovers. More research has turned the spotlight on how our furry feline companions wreak havoc on wildlife.

Comparing feral cats (Felis catus) to Australia’s spotted-tail quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests their success can be attributed to greater population densities, higher foraging intensity and more flexible habitat choices than their native counterparts.


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