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7 August, 2021

Interesting new talk on feral cats in FNQ

MAJORITY of Tablelands locals have encountered feral cats in the region, and the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group (TKMG) are hosting a talk to inform participants on the pests' on August 5 at the Malanda Hotel.


Locals in the Wet Tropics are invited to a presentation held by TKMG about feral cats in the region

MAJORITY of Tablelands locals have encountered feral cats in the region, and the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group (TKMG) are hosting a talk to inform participants on the pests' on August 5 at the Malanda Hotel. 

The talk will be hosted by Tom Bruce PhD from James Cook University who has been investigating the ecology of feral cats in the Wet Tropics and hopes to further examine them further.

"While feral cats have been well studied in more arid parts of Australia, and their role in decimating populations of insects, reptiles, birds and small mammals is well known, less is known about their activities in the Wet Tropics,” he said. 

The presentation will discuss how the pest has become a large factor in the decrease of native small mammals and birds. 

Dr Bruce will present camera- trap surveys that he has undertaken across the Wet Tropics to answer the publics questions about feral cat distribution. 

Members of the public are invited to join TKMG for this presentation at the Malanda Hotel on August 5 at 7:30pm with COVID regulations applying.

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