Re: Felina Feral.

From: Ed Rudnicki <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 96 15:22:02 EST

>>Anyway, "feral" is a word commonly used towards cats--house cats that escape
>>domestication and return to the wild.
>Can an alley cat can be presumed as "house cats that escape domestication
>and return to the wild"? I'm curious here.

Yes, an "alley cat" that is no one's pet, and fends for itself,
could be considered feral. Obviously there are varying degrees - in
places like the Galapagos Islands the cats are totally feral, like
wild animals, with no human contact, while in the US many feral cats
will allow themselves to be approached, fed, and even handled by
humans, to varying degrees depending on the animal.


Received on Tue Jan 16 1996 - 19:31:30 PST

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