This article examines the behavior of stray cats in Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) programs. They looked at colonies on a remote barrier island in the southeastern USA. They used KittyCam video on 26 cats for 645 hours. They found that 89.5% of the time was spent resting and sleeping. Roaming occupied 9% of the time, while 0.6% and 0.9% of the time was spent eating/drinking and hunting.
Neither gender nor colony locale affected the parameters. Interaction with wildlife species was noted. Non-hunting interaction primarily occurred with raccoons, vultures, deer, and opossums and occurred at cat feeding stations.
According to the investigators, “ Understanding stray cat activity patterns may provide insight into the welfare of domestic cats in the environment, including their exposure to injury and disease from interacting with other animals." (MK)