The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105409   Message #2171346
Posted By: GUEST,Dave'sWife on other computer
15-Oct-07 - 03:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Buttje is in heaven now
Subject: RE: BS: Buttje is in heaven now
McGrath of Harlow says:

..There must be something about North America, compared to South America and Europe, that just doesn't suit smaller cats.,,

Yep - it's called a Coyote!

Here in Los Angeles, Coyotes are just as frequently the cause of death of indoor/outdoor housecats as confrontations with cars are.

We had a serial killer coyote stalking our neighborhood about a year and a half ago - It was a female who would venture down from the Hills about ten blocks away and then stay in our area for a few days, hiding in garden sheds and abandoned houses. She killed 17 cats that we know of (found their bodies). We'd see her in the distance and sometimes we'd find skat or eveidence that she had been sitting in one area for some time stalking some fat tabbies but we never did catch her even with the involvement of Animal Control. I'm hoping she had the sense to go back up into the hills. We still do see coyotes but usually only in winter or during pup season (are coyote pups called pups or kits?)