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Old 11-11-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I can't believe people are so casual with their pet cats. Too many say it is unnatural for cats to stay indoors but my 2 17 lb guys have never been outside and are healthy and happy and best of all----alive.
We can hear coyotes in our neighborhood all the time and on occasion see them.

If you value your pets, keep them inside.

Keep cats inside to be safe from coyotes | News & Observer
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:09 AM
 
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These urban coyotes are the best thing to ever happen to a biologist/birder like me. We've been begging people for years to keep their cats indoors because of the threat they pose to wildlife. No one listened. Then a pack of coytoes move in, and a few kitties disappear, and suddenly Mittens is off the streets.

All I can say is thanks!
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:10 AM
 
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These urban coyotes are the best thing to ever happen to a biologist/birder like me. We've been begging people for years to keep their cats indoors because of the threat they pose to wildlife. No one listened. Then a pack of coytoes move in, and a few kitties disappear, and suddenly Mittens is off the streets.

All I can say is thanks!
Ours are happy living inside.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Our neighborhood could use a coyote or two.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Every other night I hear two tomcats get into it in my yard. From the racket they make, I don't know if any coyote would want to mess with them.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Pie shape
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There are so many outdoor cats in my neighborhood - but the owners are really in denial about this. I'm worried about those cats. Also still irked that one of them killed the baby birds in my plant. That actually ended a friendship with the cat owner.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:54 AM
 
Location: The Carolinas
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wouldn't mind a few "cougars" in mine.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:55 AM
 
Location: US
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These urban coyotes are the best thing to ever happen to a biologist/birder like me. We've been begging people for years to keep their cats indoors because of the threat they pose to wildlife. No one listened. Then a pack of coytoes move in, and a few kitties disappear, and suddenly Mittens is off the streets.

All I can say is thanks!

Cats are not a huge threat to wildlife that is a well known myth! Now if you want to know what is a threat to wildlife it's coyotes. You will hear them nightly killing anything that walks in its path. They don't stop at rabbits, deer, squirrels, ground nesting birds, foxes, including any and all wildlife they will also kill peoples' pets including dogs. Watch what you wish for!
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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Cats are not a huge threat to wildlife that is a well known myth!
Bull !! I see dead birds and feathers as a result of cats attacking birds all the time. We have several strays that live in the sewer here as well as a couple of 'outdoor' cats. I would rent a coyote if I could to get rid of these pests.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Apex NC, the Peak of Good Loving.
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... I see dead birds and feathers as a result of cats attacking birds all the time. ..
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology says:
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Ornithologists estimate that up to 100 million birds are killed each year by collisions with windows. These collisions usually involve small songbirds, such as finches, that may fall unnoticed to the ground. Sometimes the birds are merely stunned and recover in a few moments. Often, though, window hits lead to severe internal injuries and death.
All About Birds : Window Collisions

"Window strike" victims are sometimes blamed on cats who pick up the corpse and play with it.

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