Research Team Shares Photos and Video Taken with the Kitty Cam

By: Dan Campo - Published: Aug 14, 2012 • References: & usatoday
Whether it's a dead mouse or a headless bird, if you've ever owned a cat, you've probably been on the receiving end of a roadkill-esque 'present' at least once -- the Kitty Cam looks into this feline tendency by going straight to the source.

Predation of local bird and small mammal wildlife from cats is starting to become a serious issue. In addition to increased human development, the American Bird Conservancy says predation from domestic cats is to blame for a decline in population of one out of every three American bird species.

Research from the University of Georgia sheds light on the lives of free-roaming domestic cats. Sixty cats were fitted with special cameras designed by National Geographic to gather thousands of hours of video and photos over the course of a year.

The UGA research team posted the photo and video evidence with the general public. Researchers hope people will better understand their cats after viewing it. Stats for Kitten Predator Captures Trending: Older & Average
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