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Dormouse (deceased)

Observed: 19th September 2012 By: mjhmjh’s reputation in Mammalsmjh’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

Found dead on the garden path: one of the local cats is the prime suspect. Rather sad, as I've never seen a live one.

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Species interactions

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Comments

pirayaguara's picture

What a shame - you may want

What a shame - you may want to send the pictures to the Mammal Society and Wildlife Trust who could use it to demonstrate the problems free ranging cats cause

Gill Sinclair's picture

Impact of cats on wildlife

I Tweeted this a couple of days ago:
Of all alien mammals in Europe, domestic cat (F. catus) is having 2nd greatest impact on threatened species! (Table 1) http://tinyurl.com/dy2jgc6
(American mink has the highest impact.)

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
www.gillsinclair.net
Twitter @Gill_Sinclair

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Cat predation

Comments noted, but I can't be entirely certain that a cat was the culprit. Circumstantial evidence only!