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Outdoor Cats Are Popular Food Item for Coyotes
ABC media release
American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the leading bird conservation organization in the United States, advises that as coyotes continue to move into and around large cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Los Angeles, and others, owners of cats should think twice before letting their pet roam free outdoors. Studies show that outdoor cats make up 13-45 percent of coyote diets in those environments.
A study just published in the spring edition of The Wildlife Professional, focuses on the urban coyote reality and references sightings of the carnivore in Central Park and Manhattan. While coyote attacks on humans are rare, the study says that when human attacks have occurred, “…there is a correlation between high percentages of anthropogenic food sources – such as dog food, trash, and domestic cats.”  It states further that reducing such incidents might require removing all exterior food sources, including cats…
(read more: ABC)       (image: Christopher Bruno)

I never liked cats anyway.

rhamphotheca:

Outdoor Cats Are Popular Food Item for Coyotes

ABC media release

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the leading bird conservation organization in the United States, advises that as coyotes continue to move into and around large cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Los Angeles, and others, owners of cats should think twice before letting their pet roam free outdoors. Studies show that outdoor cats make up 13-45 percent of coyote diets in those environments.

A study just published in the spring edition of The Wildlife Professional, focuses on the urban coyote reality and references sightings of the carnivore in Central Park and Manhattan. While coyote attacks on humans are rare, the study says that when human attacks have occurred, “…there is a correlation between high percentages of anthropogenic food sources – such as dog food, trash, and domestic cats.”  It states further that reducing such incidents might require removing all exterior food sources, including cats…

(read more: ABC)       (image: Christopher Bruno)

I never liked cats anyway.

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    I never liked cats anyway.
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    Yea my Hisu is an indoor kitteh. Sometimes you can hear the coyotes howling at night here. i would NEVER put my baby boy...
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    this is true my parents saw one in their backyard and they live in the suburbs like 15 min from nyc
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    Yet ONE MORE reason you should keep your cats inside.
  29. somewhatclever-er reblogged this from rhamphotheca and added:
    Yeah, so, remember when I studied coyotes? They totally do eat a lot of cats. My (unpublished, but part of the grey...