Hi all! I wanted to share a documentary entitled City of the Wildcats. It is a great introduction to cat social behavior. It is narrated by the great Sir David Attenborough and focuses on the behavior of feral colony cats living in Rome. Click here (Part 1, Part 2) or watch below !
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Cats that live in a house, city, barn or forest all have one thing in common… they can harness their wildcat side. This feral cat lives in a residential neighborhood, sandwiched between two busy streets. But, he has found a little slice of the jungle within the concrete city. Cats often have a way of finding solitary hiding spots that are only visible to those looking to find them.
There is a colony of feral cats that live in a small wooded lot in a highly urban area. Their home is sandwiched between a movie theater and a Sonic drive-thru. All the colony residents have been trapped, vaccinated, neutered, and released back into their colony (TNR). Many people know of the “popcorn cats” and sometimes they decide to dump their unwanted (and often un-neutered) cats into the colony, thinking it is a good alternative to a shelter. But, it only furthers the issues of cat overpopulation, exactly the problem TNR aims to curb.